Pastoral Staff of
Blessed Hope Baptist Church

Our Pastor

Pastor Jerry Ross was saved at a young age at Rock Run Baptist Church north of Brazil, Indiana.  He was called to preach in 1979 shortly after graduating from Blessed Hope Baptist School in Jasonville, Indiana.  He then attended Hyles-Anderson Bible College and graduated in 1987 with a B.S. in Pastoral Theology.  He met his future wife, Sheryl, while in college and God has since blessed them with three daughters and six grandchildren.

Pastor Ross has served in the gospel ministry since graduating from Bible college, first as the Pastor of Central Baptist Church in Brazil, Indiana, then as a full-time assistant pastor at Blessed Hope Baptist Church in Jasonville, Indiana, and now as the senior pastor of that same church.  He has also authored several books and booklets including The Teenage Years of Jesus Christ, Stay in the Castle, and Grace Will Lead Me Home

Assistant Pastor

Brother Jonathan Ryser received Christ as his Saviour in the living room of his home following a Wednesday evening service at Blessed Hope Baptist Church on September 13, 1989.  As a young man, he felt the call of God on his life, and after graduating high school from Blessed Hope Baptist School in 1998, he went on to Bible College.  He graduated from Hyles-Anderson College in May of 2002 with a B.S. in Pastoral Theology.   

In the fall of 2003, Brother Ryser began serving as a teacher in the High School Learning Center at Blessed Hope Baptist School. He is now the principal of Blessed Hope Baptist School and serves as the Youth Pastor and  in various other ministries of the church.  He and his wife, Elissa, have been married since 2000 and have been blessed with four children.

Assistant Pastor

Brother Chad Gordon was saved at an early age, while attending Blessed Hope Baptist Church.  After graduating from Blessed Hope Baptist School in 2006, he attended Commonwealth Baptist College in Lexington, KY.  Brother Gordon graduated with a B.S. in Pastoral Theology. 

In January, 2012, he began serving as Assistant Pastor and Bus Director of Blessed Hope Baptist Church.  Other duties Chad fills at the church is maintenance, grounds-keeper, and part-time teacher at the BHBS.   Brother Gordon ensures that the buses are running on time on Sunday, then spends the week making sure the grounds and facilities of Blessed Hope are ready for the next Sunday.  He and his wife, Rachel, have been serving for two years and have been blessed with two daughters.


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