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"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

"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."

Pastor Mike Bennett - 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, IN

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