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Rev. Brenda Starks Ross

Rev. Brenda Starks-Ross


Rev. Brenda Starks-Ross was born and raised Pentecostal, by Bishop John I. Starks (The Bishop) and Shepard Mother Alice Starks. She received Christ as her personal savior in December 1985 at Trinity Pentecostal House of Prayer Church (TPHP). Rev. Ross, attended Bible School under the guidance of The Bishop and Deacon Arthur A Blain. After being trained by them for four years, she received her Evangelist License in 1989. In 1993 she was Ordained Reverend, appointed Assistant Pastor a few years later and installed Pastor in 2003 after the death of the The Bishop.

 Rev. Ross received a MA degree in Health Promotion Disease and BS degree in Community Health with a minor in Hospital Administration from Lehman College. Moreover, she obtained a nursing license from the NYSED and Certificate of Marriage Officiant Registration from The City Clerks office. Further, she is a graduate from Columbia University Non for Profit Management Executive Program. 

Currently, Rev. Ross serves as the Deputy Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer of Alliance for Positive Change. She is responsible for ensuring the effective management of programs and facilities. As well as, she is the Staff Liaison to the agency’s Community Advisory Council.

 Rev. Ross sits on the board of 122 CC, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Institute and Care Coalition & Community Advocating Emergency Aid Relief.


To inspire and nurture the human spirit of all that are willing, in preparation for them to accept Christ as Savior.


To encourage individuals to accept Christ as their personal Savior, and to maintain an ongoing and consistent relationship with Jesus, which in turn will assure they are worthy to win souls for Christ.

“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.” 

Proverbs 11:30