2 by 2 Coaching
Dr. Ross is an ICF Certified Coach and is the Director for the Center for Church Development for the the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Dr. Ross leads the conference's work in planting, transforming, and planting congregations in the North Texas area. Previously, Dr. Ross served as the founding pastor Christ's Foundry United Methodist Mission (La Fundición de Cristo) in Dallas, Texas. In 2002, Dr. Ross moved into the north Love Field neighborhood and began knocking on doors. By 2017, Christ's Foundry became the largest Spanish-language congregation in United Methodism, operating in a $2.5 million facility that was completed debt-free in 2012. Christ's Foundry serves both as a center for worship as well as a center for social services, touching over 3000 lives a year in a high-density, immigrant community with a per-capita income 2/5 the national average. Dr. Ross is an ICF certified coach and is available for coaching, speaking, preaching, consulting, and leading workshops.
"My calling is to serve the One who was anointed to proclaim good news to the poor"
- Rev. Dr. Owen K Ross
Rev. Owen Ross is a trained professional coach who is equipped to help leaders get focused, then develop God-sized action plans. He is a pastor with a heart for the city, an affinity for Hispanic ministry, and a coaching gift mix which makes him unique and a tremendous asset to the Church.
Rev. Chris Holmes - Holmes Coaching
“Owen Ross is a treasure! His unique skill set and background -- coupled with a track record of successfully building a growing Hispanic church -- makes him the real deal when it comes to coaching and consulting for congregational vitality. Owen a dynamic speaker, and an invaluable resource here in the North Texas Conference. I highly recommend him!”
Rev. Dr. Jim Ozier - Ozier Coaching.
"Dr. Owen Ross is a bridge between the United Methodist Church and the Hispanic immigrant community. His passion for ministry and gifts have catapulted him to become a nationally recognized and respected voice for social justice issues as it relates to immigration. Dr. Ross' exceptional leadership is visibly demonstrated through Christ Foundry UMM - a church start of the North Texas Annual Conference. Christ Foundry is a thriving bilingual faith community that recently built their own church building debt free. Who would've thought that one of the most successful Hispanic ministries in the nation is led by a white pastor? Dr. Ross is shattering stereotypes big time!"
Rev. Dr. Edgar Baza, Pastor - New World UMC - Garland, Texas
"Dr. Owen Ross is a vivid example of someone who has a clear sense of vision and deep passion for evangelism, discipleship and outreach. In a very short period time he has been able to develop a vital Latino Ministry in the Dallas, TX area particularly through small groups and a music academy. Dr. Ross visited with our pastors and laity during a Holy Convocation prior to Pentecost Sunday, 2015 and made a fantastic presentation on the beginnings and strategic model of his ministry at The Foundry of Christ United Methodist Church. I would highly recommend him as a motivational speaker and congregational development strategist."
Dr. Irving Cotto - Northeast District Superintendent
Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of The United Methodist Church
"For more than a decade I have watched Owen’s leadership reach across the obstacles of language and culture. We all can learn much from Owen’s leadership and the ministry at Christ’s Foundry about what it means to make disciples of Jesus Christ, especially as we reach across the barriers of culture and language."
Dr. Burt Palmer, Senior Pastor, Kingwood UMC - Kingwood, Texas
I never heard of Dr. Owen Ross until planning a 2016 District Leadership Training event. I am richer and wiser due to the two days I spent with him. The second day, a Sunday I heard him preach and then he coached our team in setting a direction for our multi-cultural new church plant. Owen is a gifted preacher and teacher, coach and pastor. His message awakens hearts to look at our own prejudices. His gentle, yet direct approach presses us to break through barriers that hold us back from taking risks. And his personal conviction draws us into the convicting presence of the Holy Spirit. For this one weekend, he became my coach and mentor. Thank you, Owen.
Rev. Rae Lynn Schleif, Former District Superientendent of the Maumee Watershed District -West Ohio Conference., Texas