Rev. Dr. Owen Ross' Bio

Since July 1, 2017, Rev. Dr. Owen Ross has been the Director for the Center of Church Development for the North Texas Conference. Prior to this, he served as the founding pastor of Christ's Foundry United Methodist Mission. Owen moved into the north Love Field neighborhood in Dallas and began knocking on doors. On Ash Wednesday 2003, Christ's Foundry began worship in his home and grew to become the largest Spanish-language congregation in the United Methodist Church. A native of the rural East Texas town of Henderson, he has lived in Mexico, Dominican Republic, Canada, Ecuador and Zimbabwe. Owen holds a BA with a double major in International Studies and Political Science from Texas A&M University, a Master of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology, SMU and a Doctor of Ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Ky. He is a Return Peace Corps Volunteer having served in Ecuador. Owen is married to Xóchitl Medina Ross of Mexico, and they have two rowdy boys, Leland and Larkin, both born in 2014.

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Center for Church Development

New Face New Spaces Grant