Dr. Ross and Mrs. Ross

Dr. and Mrs. Jerome C. Ross

Current Vita
 
Licentiate
1974—Licensed as Minister [February 10]
1978—Ordained by the Baptist Ministers’ Conference of Richmond and Vicinity [August 20]
 
 
Formal Education
1997—Doctor of Philosophy in Old Testament
       The University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA
[Dissertation (UMI 9816816): “The Composition of the Holiness Code (Lev. 17-26)”]
Areas of Competency: Pentateuch; Old Testament Law/Torah; Ancient Israelite Worship; History of Ancient Israel; Ancient Israelite Literature
Languages: Reading Proficiency in Biblical Hebrew, New Testament Greek, French, German
Special Interests:  The life & philosophy of Martin Buber; Judaica
Advisor: Bernard R. Goldstein; Biblical Studies Faculty: Bernard R. Goldstein, Donald E. Gowan, Jared J. Jackson, H. Eberhard von Waldow; Jewish Studies Faculty: Alexander Orbach
1978—Master of Divinity, Magna Cum Laude
      The School of Theology, Virginia Union University in Richmond, VA
Focus: Biblical Studies
1975—Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies
       Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA  
Focus: Biblical Studies & Biblical Languages [Greek & Hebrew]
1975—The Asbury Christian Award
1975—Eta Sigma Phi (Delta Pi Chapter)
1974— Most Outstanding Student in New Testament Studies
1974—Omicron Delta Kappa
1971—Salutatorian
       Maggie L. Walker High School in Richmond, VA
1970 - The Harvard Prize Book Recipient
 
 
Publications
2012  “Reading from Below.” Unpublished paper presented at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in New Brunswick, NJ
2011    “Divine Covenant Faithfulness in the Face of Human Covenant Unfaithfulness: Is Yahweh’s Covenant Faithfulness Ultimately Contingent upon Human Obedience?” Testamentum Imperium. [Submitted for online publication]
2010   “The Deuteronomistic History” in The Africana Bible: Reading Israel’s Scriptures from Africa and the African Diaspora, gen. ed. Hugh R. Page, Jr., 112-114. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-8006-2125-4.
2010    “Zechariah” in The Africana Bible: Reading Israel’s Scriptures from Africa and the African Diaspora, gen. ed. Hugh R. Page, Jr., 206-212. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-8006-2125-4.
2003    The History of Ancient Israel and Judah: A Compilation. Pittsburgh: Dorrance Publishing Co., 2003. ISBN: 0-8059-5818-5.
2000   “The Cultural Affinity between the Ancient Yahwists and the African Americans: A Hermeneutic for Homiletics.” In Born to Preach, ed. Samuel K. Roberts. 22-39. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 2000.
1999     A History of Ancient Israel: A Compilation (1999).
1999    “Jubilee in Lev. 17-26.” In the Holy Bible: The African American Jubilee Edition (1999).
1997    "The Composition of the Holiness Code (Lev. 17-26)." Ann Arbor: UMI, 1997. (UMI 9816816).
1996     James H. Harris, Jerome C. Ross, & Miles Jerome Jones, Proclamation 6 | Series B: Lent. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1996.
 1993    Book Review of Stony the Road We Trod: African American Biblical Interpretation, ed. Cain Hope Felder in Interpretation: A Journal of Bible & Theology (Apr 1993): 200-201.
 
Work History
1993—Present 
             Pastor of Providence Park Baptist Church in Richmond, VA
2006—2013
             Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA
Extra-Curricula Responsibilities: Chair of the Department [2006-2007]
Member of the Society of Biblical Literature, 1982-Present
Member of the National Association of Professors of Hebrew, 2003-2009, 2013—Present  
Member of the Editorial Council for Interpretations published by Union Theological Seminary & Presbyterian School of Christian Education, 2005-2011
2002-2006
             Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at the Samuel De Witt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University in Richmond, VA
Extra-Curricula Responsibilities:
  • Advising M.Div. and D.Min. students
  • Member of the STVU Admissions Committee
  • Member/Representative on the Richmond Theological Consortium Worship Committee
  • Member/Facilitator of the Richmond Theological Consortium Middle East Forum (2004)
  • Member of the VUU Parking Committee
  • Chair of Faculty Council (1998-2006 )
  • Faculty Advisor for Zeta Chapter (Virginia Union University) of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Director of the Self-Study for Accreditation by the Association of Theological Schools, 2004-2006
Member of the Editorial Council for Interpretations published by Union Theological Seminary & Presbyterian School of Christian Education
Member of the Society of Biblical Literature, 1982-Present
Member of the National Association of Professors of Hebrew, 2003-2006
1983-2002
             Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible at the Samuel De Witt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University in Richmond, VA
Extra-Curricula Responsibilities:
  • Advising M.Div. students
  • Member of the STVU Admissions Committee
  • Member/Representative on the Richmond Theological Consortium Athletic Committee & Bookstore Committee
Member of the Society of Biblical Literature, 1982-Present
 
1983-1993
             Pastor of Mount Olive Baptist Church, Virginia Beach, VA
1982-1983
             Assistant Minister at Mount Tabor Baptist Church, Richmond, VA
1982-1983
             Instructor of Hebrew Bible at the Samuel De Witt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University in Richmond, VA
Extra-Curricula Responsibilities:
  • Advising M.Div. students
  • Member of the STVU Admissions Committee
  • Member/Representative on the Richmond Theological Consortium Athletic Committee & Bookstore Committee
  • Member of the Society of Biblical Literature, 1982-Present
1979-1982
             Academic Advisor for the College of Arts & Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
1978-1979
             Library Page at Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic Library of the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
1975-1978
             Assistant to the Pastor & Youth Minister at Moore Street Baptist Church, Richmond, VA
1972-1974, Summers
             Teacher in Summer Program at Centenary United Methodist Church, Richmond, VA,
1971, Summer
             Sexton at Moore Street Baptist Church, Richmond, VA

 

Service to the Academy—Selected Highlights
2012
Friday, June 15, 2012: Member of the Faculty Committee for the Ph.D. Dissertation Defense of Patrice Nicole Perkins at Virginia State University
2008
Monday, February 11 – Thursday, February 14, 2008: Presenter in the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference for Pastors held  in New Orleans, LA [Workshop Lecture: “Impoverishment, Racism, and Sexism—Exegeting the Text (Isaiah 32:1-3)”]
2007
Thursday, August 2, 2007: Speaker for the Summer Commencement of the Richmond Public School System held at Coburn Hall, Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA
 
 
2006
Wednesday, April 26, 2006: Member of the Faculty Defense Team for D. Min. Project Document Defense of James Curry Thomas
2005
Monday, February 14 – Thursday, February 17, 2005: Presenter in the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference for Pastors in Atlanta, GA [Lecture: “Decoding Biblical Theology”]
2004
Wednesday, November 10, 2004: Lecturer at the John Marcus Ellison Convocation, STVU [Title: “Decoding Biblical Theology”]
Wednesday, April 21, 2004: Member of the Faculty Defense Team for Doctor of Ministry Project Document Defense of Earl L. Pendleton
Monday, April 19, 2004: Member of the Faculty Defense Team for Doctor of Ministry Project Document Defense of Peola C. Hicks
Tuesday, April 13, 2004: Member of the Faculty Defense Team for Doctor of Ministry Project Document Defense of Toney L. McNair, Jr.
Wednesday, March 10 & Friday, March 12, 2004: Presenter at the STVU Faculty Forum [Topic: “The Passion of the Christ”]
2002
Thursday, April 17, 2002: Member of the Faculty Defense Team for Doctor of Ministry Project Document Defense of Ben Jones
Wednesday, April 17, 2002: Advisor & Member of the Faculty Defense Team for Doctor of Ministry Project Document Defense of James Elvin Sadler
2001
Wednesday, November 28, 2001: Participant in the R-MC Religious Studies and Philosophy Career Symposium held at Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA
Saturday, September 22, 2001: Presenter at a Session with the STVU Students; Topic: “Being a Successful Student;” Focus: “Good Study Habits;” “How to Read a Book”
Friday, September 21, 2001: Presenter at a Session with the STVU Students; Topic: “Being a Successful Student;” Focus: “Good Study Habits;” “How to Read a Book”
Thursday, April 5, 2001: Advisor & Member of the Faculty Defense Team for Doctor of Ministry Project Document Defense of Wanda H. Wherry
Wednesday, March 7, 2001: Presenter at the STVU Faculty Forum [Title: “Ritualization & Symbolization in the Ancient Yahwistic Cult”]
2000
 Tuesday, March 21, 2000: Faculty Defense Team for Doctor of Ministry Project Document Defense of Ora M. Peterson
1999
Thursday, September 30, 1999: Second Reader for D.Min. Project Document Defense of Si Khia
 
Friday, September 10, 1999: Presenter at a Session with the STVU Students; Topic: “Being a Successful Student;” Focus: “Good Study Habits;” “How to Read a Book”
1998
Advisor & Member of the Faculty Defense Team for Doctor of Ministry Project Document Defense  of Vernon C. Crump, III
1996
Advisor & Member of the Faculty Defense Team for Doctor of Ministry Project Document Defense  of Terry Thomas
1993
Advisor & Member of the Faculty Defense Team for Doctor of Ministry Project Document Defense  of Robert Pettis
 
Service to the Church & the Community [Selected Engagements beside Evangelical Services]
2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009: Speaker for the R-MC Celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ashland, VA
2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008: Speaker for the Opening of the Renovated Historic Rutland House (1790-2008) & the Dedication of the Rutland Memorial Garden in Mechanicsville, VA
2005
Tuesday, June 28-Wednesday, June 29, 2005: Teacher at the Baptist General Convention of Virginia [Topic: "Preaching and Teaching the Old Testament"]
Friday, May 20, 2005: Speaker at DePaul University, Chicago, IL [Lecture: "Decoding Biblical Theology"]
Sunday, May 15-Wednesday, May 18, 2005: Teacher on "Psalms" at Mount Zion First African Baptist Church, Charlottesville, VA
Saturday, May 14, 2005: Speaker for Grief Ministry at Thirty-First Street Baptist Church, Richmond, VA
Saturday, January 8, 15, & 29, 2005: Lecturer on African Presence in the Bible at Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA
2004
Monday, November 29 –Wednesday, December 1, 2004: Lecturer on Worship in the Bible at Charles City Community Church in Charles City, VA
2001
Monday, October 22 – Friday, October 26, 2001: Lecturer on “Pentateuch/Torah” at the Churchwide Institute at the Greater Nazarene Baptist Church, Mechanicsville, VA
Saturday, March 10 & 17, 2001: Bible Study Leader for the annual Church Leadership Conference of the Baptist General Convention of VA held on the campus of Virginia Union University
Monday, February 17, 2001: Presenter on the Jubilee Bible at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Richmond, VA
2000
Friday, October 13, 2000: Panelist at the Symposium, “Do Women Belong in the Preaching Ministry? Should Women Pastors & Ministers Have Full Participation in the NVBA?” of the Northern Virginia Baptist Association, Inc. held at First Baptist Church, Vienna,VA
Tuesday, September 12, 26; October 10, 17, 24, 31, 2000: Instructor of a course on The Hebrew Prophets at Richmond Hill Retreat Center, Richmond, VA
Thursday, February 24, 2000: Lecturer on “Daniel and Jewish Apocalyptic Literature” for students taking Introduction to Old Testament Studies at the Center for New Life, School of Continuing Ministry and students taking Old Testament Prophetic Literature at the Virginia University of Lynchburg (formerly Virginia Seminary and College) Dawn Satellite Campus, taught by Rev. Stephen Finley, held at First Shiloh Baptist Church, Mechanicsville, VA
 
Sunday, January 23, 2000: Speaker on “Black Presence in the Bible” for the United Methodist Campus Fellowship Group at William & Mary University, Williamsburg, VA
1999
Saturday, June 12, 1999: Speaker at Juneteen Workshop held at Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD; Topics: “On How to Teach the International Sunday School Lesson with An African American Perspective” & “This Jesus Thing”

 

 

 

 

 

Providence Park Baptist Church

468 E Ladies Mile Rd.

Richmond, VA 23222

Phone: 804 329-1963

 

 

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