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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 what we are doing to help keep churches open in 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-four years. In 2018, The Gross's established OPEN DOOR Ministries with a burden for Bible-believing churches in America that are without a pastor. Since they started this ministry, the Lord has allowed them to be a part of placing over 30 pastors!


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

"In October of 2018, our church had the unfortunate experience to suddenly be left without a pastor. It was a trying time for our church, but we came together and prayed for guidance. During the next twenty-one months, although we met and made many new friends over this course of time, we were unsuccessful in locating the man God had for us. In July 2020 we were given the name of a man named Mike Gross who has a ministry called Open Door Ministries that assists churches to navigate the uncertainty that comes with being left without a pastor. Brother Mike immediately began to help. We were given resumes of quality candidates and in August 2020 we met the man God prepared to be our pastor. We are so thankful to Mike and his family for choosing to follow the Lord's calling to help struggling churches. His advice and guidance have been invaluable."

—  Cumberland Baptist Church, Jamestown, Kentucky

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