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Mike & Heather Gross

Missionaries to the Local Church

We met and were married at Grace Bible Baptist Church in New Paris, Indiana in 1997. We have served together in various ministries for over 25 years including youth ministry, mission work, and pastoring. We have three adult sons that are serving the Lord in South Carolina and Montana.


In April of 2018, we sold our home and logging business and launched Open Door Ministries with a burden to minister to churches that are without pastoral leadership.

At the end of 2023, we prayerfully made the decision to move Open Door Ministries from New Paris, Indiana to Florence, Montana under the leadership of Pastor Tim Johnson and Florence Baptist Church. We still look forward to traveling out to help churches from time to time, but mostly we will be working with churches remotely. Over 93% of churches that we have assisted over the last 6 years have called pastors using this remote approach. The ministry is busier than it's ever been and we're excited about this next step that God has planned for us!

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