Our Senior Pastor

Rev. Dr. Drew Kyndall Ross

REV. DR. DREW KYNDALL ROSS, “Pastor Drew,” accepted the call to preaching ministry at 14 and was licensed at 17. He is the Senior Pastor of New Hope Baptist Church of Hackensack and West Orange, New Jersey, a Christ-centered, word-driven church that empowers believers to work, witness, worship, and welcome all.

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Ross holds a Bachelor of Arts from Richmond Virginia Seminary; a Master of Divinity from The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University, where he received the Dr. John W. Kinney Dean’s Scholarship; a Doctor of Ministry in African American Church Growth from Ashland Theological Seminary at Ashland University. Dr. Ross is pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Preaching/Homiletics at Clamp Divinity School, Anderson University.

Dr. Ross is blessed with influence that reaches beyond the local church. He has served as adjunct assistant professor of theology in graduate programs at Unification Theological Seminary in Barrytown, New York. He has chaired dissertation defenses, served as an advisor during the dissertation writing process, and chaired teaching committees. Dr. Ross is an advisor to students for Independent Study Classes and Projects and has served as a teaching assistant in the Doctor of Ministry program at New Brunswick Theological Seminary.

Dr. Ross is a highly sought-after communicator and leader in the community.  He has led many corporate, civic, and community organizations. He served as the President of the Board of Directors for the Imperial Condominium. During his tenure as President, he led the condominium in the planning and completing a $400,000 renovation project. Currently, he serves within the Hackensack Community as the President of the Fellowship of Black Churches; a member of the Affirmative Action Committee for the Hackensack Public School System; a Board Member of the Center for Food Action; and a Board Member and Trustee of the Friends of the Johnson Public Library, Inc. Denominationally, he serves as the Moderator and Treasurer for the North New Jersey Baptist Association of American Baptist Churches of New Jersey. In June 2016, he was privileged to preach as a new voice at the Hampton University Ministers’ Conference Late Night Preaching in The Round. Additionally, he was the Ecumenical Service Preacher for the 82nd Annual Eastern Region Convention of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.

Along with being a preacher, pastor, and professor, Dr. Ross is the CEO of Kingdom Graphic Design, LLC., a full-service graphic design and marketing company that assists churches and businesses across the country.

Dr. Ross is the author of Overcome: A 90-Day Jump Start to Developing a Healthy Lifestyle. This book is the capstone project of his 100-pound weight loss journey that led to a change in his diet, discipline, and spiritual devotion. He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, having served as Associate Chaplain for the Eastern Region.

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