The Rev. Vance P. Ross, pastor of Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church in Nashville, will be the keynote speaker at Martin Methodist College’s annual Convocation on Race and Religion, set for Wednesday, Jan. 29, in the Curry Christian Life Center.
The convocation is set for 11 a.m. and the event is free and open to the public. His address is entitled “Beyond Conforming to a Worshipful Life Style.”
Ross is a native of Bluefield, W.Va., and was educated in the public school system there. He earned the bachelor of arts degree in government/youth services from West Virginia Wesleyan College. In June of 1985, he entered the Gammon Theological Seminary, where he graduated with honors.
Ross came to Nashville to work with the United Methodist General Board of Discipleship, first as associate general secretary of Leadership Ministries in the Discipleship Ministries Division, and later as deputy general secretary for External Connectional Relations and Strategic Initiatives.
For more information about the Convocation on Race and Religion, contact the Religious Life office at Martin Methodist College at 931-363-9825.