Each year, all across our country, churches will permanently close their doors, leaving communities in darkness.  Our country cannot afford to lose any more Bible-believing, Gospel-preaching churches.  Please take some time to read more about OPEN DOOR Ministries and our plan of action to revitalize and revive America!

Transitional Ministries


Pulpit Supply

Missionary to the Local Church​


Consultations/Special Meetings

Hands-On Ministry Projects

Mike & Heather Gross have served together in various ministries for over twenty years. In 2018, The Gross's established OPEN DOOR Ministries with a burden and vision to see Bible-believing churches in America revived and equipped to reach people for the Lord in our communities and around the world.

OPEN DOOR Ministries is assisting several churches with their pastoral search. 

We place pastoral search ads in several online locations, collect and review resumes, conduct interviews, and consult with churches to find biblically-qualified candidates that are right for their church and community.

"Open Door Ministries was a great help to my family and our church. I was looking for the next place that God would have me pastor and my path crossed with Bro. Mike Gross. He had at length conversations with me regarding doctrine, philosophy, and practical ministry that was both beneficial to myself and ultimately the church. Bro. Mike has done a great job vetting both churches and pastors. I believe this questioning brought about the right fit for myself and the church I now pastor. He consults with churches who need pastors and comes alongside them throughout the process. Bro. Mike is both a friend to churches and pastors. I recommend this ministry and your support of this family."

—  Mike Bennett, Pastor of Harmony Baptist Church, Greencastle, Indiana

"Bro. Gross and his family were such a blessing in our church during our time of need as we found ourselves in a pastoral search. His expertise and leadership, all while pointing continually to seeking God’s leading, provided a calm confidence as we walked through these unknown waters. Under his leadership as interim pastor, we saw the church not only “survive” spiritually but actually move forward and grow in Christ. His burden for the struggling local church is very evident and I believe God is using his ministry greatly. I would urge you to consider supporting this great work and join together as we combat Satan’s daily attacks on God’s design for spreading His Gospel...the local church."

—  Deacon, Crossroads Baptist Church, Wanatah, Indiana


68080 County Road 23

New Paris, IN  46553


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"Behold, I have set before thee an open door..."  Revelation 3:8