DR. ROSS MCKINLEY CULLINS, SR.
SENIOR PASTOR

I accepted Jesus Christ as Savior at a young age.  At the age of twenty I began to understand the Lordship of Jesus Christ.  After being persuaded that God had called me to preach, I accepted the call in June 1970 and preached my trial sermon.  My philosophy of ministry is largely formed by the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).  The Church has the dual responsibilities of leading people to accept Christ as Savior and of helping them to mature in the faith.  I also believe that the effectiveness of any congregation will be largely determined by the unity of purpose and action existing between the leadership and the congregation.  My desire is to continue serving the church of Jesus Christ as Pastor/Teacher as He directs.

PERSONAL INFORMATION & EDUCATION:
In June 1970, he accepted his call to the ministry and was licensed by the St. Paul Baptist Church in DeKalb, TX.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Bishop College in 1973 and was ordained to the ministry by the Mount Carmel Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas in January, 1974.  The Master of Divinity Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary was earned in 1994.  In May 1998, a Doctor of Ministry Degree was earned from Houston Graduate School of Theology in Houston, Texas.

He served as Pastor of the Canaan Baptist Church in Maypearl, TX from 1974-1977 and assistant to the late Dr. E.K. Bailey of Concord Baptist Church in Dallas, TX from 1978-1986.  On February 2, 1986, he accepted the position of Senior Pastor at Solid Rock Baptist Church located in Houston, TX, where he presently serves and has labored for the past 37 years.

Dr. Cullins is married to Dandy Ruth Levy-Cullins. He has five adult children, (one deceased), twenty two grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren.