New director of children and family ministries

On Sunday, Oct. 24, Pastor Dan announced that our church has hired Gage Ross as our new director of children and family ministries. Church council conducted the search and chose Gage from a field of four excellent final candidates. We are excited to welcome Gage and his wife, Taylor! Gage comes to us from Baptist Temple in Huntington, where he has served as the youth director since 2018. He officially started in his role at Pea Ridge this week and he will work alongside our previous director, Zach Stevens, through Nov. 19 when Zach will finish his time on staff. Gage earned his bachelor of science degree from Marshall University in 2019 and is currently pursuing a master of divinity degree from Palmer Theological Seminary, with plans to graduate in the summer of 2023.

We are especially grateful to Zach for his leadership of our kids and teens over the last several years, and his commitment to helping our church find his successor and ensure a smooth transition.

We give glory to God for how He orchestrated this process and we ask you to pray for Gage as he begins his time on our church staff. Please make it a point to welcome Gage and Taylor to our church family!