ABOUT BOB C. ROSS
About the Author Dr. Bob C. Ross - Servant Director
Dr. Bob Ross, after pastoring for 64 years, in August ’04 resigned the Prairie Creek Baptist pulpit in Plano Texas to full-time mission ministry, to help advance the mission work he and the church had developed over 28 years. Involving Christians in “hands on” mission opportunities is a heart desire for Bob.
God has also given him a deep love for Israel, God’s Land, the Jewish people, and most of all…the Jewish background of his Lord Jesus Christ. Bob has seen hundreds of Christians come alive when they experience Israel and meet The Jewish Jesus. Lives are changed as they leave their old traditional interpretations and encounter new Life in Christ. This encounter brings revival to the individual’s heart via fresh, exciting contextual Biblical study. The result is, they are challenged to walk daily with their Living Lord Jesus. Lives are changed!
Bob attended Lone Oak High School near Paducah, Kentucky. In 1959, He graduated from Georgetown College, in the heart of the Bluegrass country. Immediately he and his new bride, Barbara, departed for a teaching ministry in Israel (’59-’60).
Israel changed their lives. They fell in love with The Land and The People. They traveled the length and breadth of the new nation. They climbed Israel’s mountains, swam her rivers, and lakes, hiked the Biblical highways, and dug her archaeological sites…while Bob photographed everything he could afford to shoot.
Their first son Randy, a sabra, was born in Nazareth, Israel. They added their Cajun, Mike to their family, while he was in New Orleans Baptist Seminary. Last came twin girls, Terri and Sherri, native Texans, born in Wichita Falls.
This original clan has now added four wonderful “sons/daughters-in-love” and eleven incredible grandchildren. One, Naomi, is adopted from Ghana.
Following their Israel experience, Bob received his Master’s degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, while he served as pastor in Slidell, Louisiana. But, after graduation, their family was granted Texas visas, and soon they were adopted by the Lone Star State.
They have served churches in Wichita Falls, Waco, and later left a 30 year ministry, as pastor of Prairie Creek Baptist in Plano. Bob’s planned retirement has thrust him into his present mission activities, and ministries related to Israel.
Israel has been his study focus for nearly fifty years. By adding his intense interest in the Jesus’ Jewish background to the mix…Bob has hosted 48 study tours of Israel. For 15 years they taught the Discover Israel Seminar in local churches. Today Bob teaches in seminaries, colleges, and churches, on the Jewishness of Jesus, Israel…Whose Land? Israel and Prophecy, the Lordship of Christ, and other related subjects.