Our Pastor

Dr. Patrick D. Ross, a native of Los Angeles, California, holds ministerial credentials both in the Baptist faith and the Church of God in Christ, Inc.  He has served as the Senior Pastor of Greater New Light Baptist Church of Los Angeles, California, since September 2008.    

At the age of 16, Dr. Ross experienced a hunger for a richer understanding of the Word of God, and through that desire, he was blessed to be introduced to the ministry of Bishop Charles C. Queen, Strait-Way Church, and the Total Word Concept Institute.  While a senior in high school, Dr. Ross was concurrently enrolled as a student at the TWCI.  After his first year of studies, Dr. Ross received certificates of completion in New Testament Greek, Hebrew, and Etymology, and subsequently Bishop Queen licensed him as a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  He continued to prepare himself as a minister and professionally.  Accordingly, he has earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in both Business Administration and Theology.  He has also earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Friends International Christian University.  Dr. Ross will be graduating from America Evangelical University in the Summer of 2018 with a Masters of Divinity degree.  After which, he will pursue a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Organizational Leadership.

Professionally, for over 25 years, Dr. Ross was employed in the Insurance Industry.  During the span of his career, he served in various roles from entry-level to an Executive.  Consequently, he earned a number of credentials in the Insurance Industry.

Since the fall of 2007, Dr. Ross has served on the Board of Directors for the Long Beach Christian College and Ministerial Training Center in Long Beach, California; and he has been recently appointed as the Chairman.  In July 2017, he was elected to serve as the Vice Moderator-at-Largefor the Los Angeles District Association, and he concurrently serves as the Executive Secretary.  He has served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Western Baptist State Convention of California, Inc., from August 2010 to August 2017.  

Dr. Ross’ passion for ministry is exemplified by his adherence to Jesus’ commission to ‘Win them, Train them and Send them’ (St. Matthew 28:19-20)! 

Dr. Ross is the proud father of one son, Patrick Aaron and two daughters, Lauren and Breanne.