HONORING OUR LATE FOUNDER
Bishop Burton A Ross Obituary
“But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.” 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
Bishop Burton Alphonso Ross, Sr., 76, was born September 16, 1936 in Mahaicony, Guyana, formally known British Guyana. On early Good Friday morning, March 29, 2013, Bishop Ross made his entrance into the presence of the Almighty God.
He accepted Christ in his twenties and devoted his life to the ministry of Christ. He married Bernice Camille Babbs on December 8, 1962. She was known to him as “his precious find.” They both fervently served together in ministry for over 50 years, pioneering and pastoring approximately eight churches. Bishop Ross served as Assistant Superintendent of Assemblies of God in Guyana for many years, a bible school teacher, and in the position of presbyter.
Through divine intervention God used Pastor Richard Denham and his congregation to further the call of God on Bishop and Bernice Ross in the United States. The Ross pioneered New Life Assembly of God in Florence, South Carolina, where they faithfully pastored for over 26 years. Bishop Ross also served as the Director of the Eastern Region Inner City Workers Conference (ERICWC), as a South Carolina Assemblies of God District Presbyter, and most recently was nominated for the office of Executive Presbyter.
Bishop Ross’ ministry expanded beyond what is noted. He was a father, friend, brother, counselor, teacher and pastor to many. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Bernice Ross; 11 children; 26 grandchildren; five sisters, Ruby Ross of Brooklyn, NY; Yvonne David (Compton) of Brooklyn, NY; Valerie Ross of Mahaicony, Guyana; Monica Ross of Guyana and Felicia Richards (Albert) of Canada; he has one brother, Rudolph Ross (Violet) of Guyana; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Bishop Ross has impacted the lives of thousands throughout his ministry. He was a loving father, devoted husband, a voice of wisdom and known to many as a man of prayer who loved the Lord.
He will be greatly missed, but praise God his legacy will continue on.
The Late Bishop and his beautiful wife, Co-Pastor Bernice Ross
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