Pastor William A. Ross, Sr. was born in East New Market, Maryland to the late Frank A. and Mildred T. Ross.
Pastor Ross is married to Phyllis A. Ross and is the father of three children. William R. Ross, Jr., the late Candice E. Ross, and Sherrie L. Meyers; one son-in-law, Gary Meyers. He has two grandchildren, Mackenzie and Hunter Meyers. He has two brothers, Robert O. Ross and Hamilton E. Thompson; and one sister, Debbie Ross, and one sister-in-law.
Pastor Ross received his Spiritual Education at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church (now Faith Community United Methodist Church), East New Market, MD. He started his ministry under the late Reverend Nelson C. Stanley.
Pastor Ross attended Hurlock Elementary School in 1958-1963. In 1963 he attended Mac's Lane High School in Cambridge, MD and successfully graduated in 1969. After high school Pastor Ross attened Lincoln Tech Institute in Baltimore, MD. He completed courses in Auto Technichian and received a Certificate of completion. In 1972 Pastor Ross received a call to the ministry and begun his studies at Chesapeake College in 1977 and graduated in 1981 with an Associate of Art Degree in General Education. In 1981 he attended Bowie State College, Bowie, MD. He transferred to Salisbury State College in Salisbury, MD in 1985 and received his Bachelor of Arts in Social Work in 1986. Pastor Ross continued his education and ministry by attending Drew Theology Seminary in Madison, New Jersey where he received his License to Preach. Still hungry and thirsty in 1990 Pastor Ross graduated with a Master of Divinity from Lancaster Theological Seminary, Lancaster, PA.