“Pastor Arthur Ray Rose”
Pastor Arthur Ray (Raymond) Rose and Linda (Cornelius) Rose both of Taylor Michigan were born in Pineville Kentucky. Pastor Rose at the age of fifteen was one of a 100 souls that were saved at a revival his brother Gaston Rose had at Pastor Thea O. Carters Church. Calvary Chapel Pentecostal Church in Mill Creek Kentucky. In 1973 Pastor Rose was ordained by Pastor Thea O. Carter at Calvary Chapel Pentecostal Church. He was licensed by the Pentecostal Ministerial Association in Dayton Ohio. It was also in that church where he met his wife Linda. He and Sister Rose have been married over 48 years and are both twins who married twins. His twin brother Lee Roy Rose married Linda’s twin sister Brenda. They were known as the Rose twins when they recorded their first album in 1977. Pastor Rose and his brother moved their families to Michigan in 1966. Pastor Rose and his brother retired after working thirty years at the Ford Stamping in Woodhaven Michigan.
In 1974 he founded and pastored his first church in Flat Rock Michigan, Calvary Chapel Pentecostal Church. Pastor Rose pastored that church from 1974-1980. From 1980-1982 he pastored Daniel Memorial Pentecostal Church which was his former Michigan Pastor’s church Rev. Henry Daniels.
In 1984 he founded and is presently pastoring Faith Way Assembly in Taylor Michigan. In the year 2002 the church voted to join the Church of God Mountain Assembly Organization. His ministerial and ordination licenses were transferred and he received his new ordination license as a Bishop in the year 2003.
Pastor Rose and his wife have survived the loss of two sons. They lost their eight year old son Kevin in 1974 and their twenty one year old son Shannon Ray Rose in 1996 (Shannon’s life was taken from him). They have three children who are saved and happily serving the Lord; Herman Jeffery Rose who sings in the choir and serves on the church board; their two daughters Mrs. Angel Medley and Mrs. April Coble who are singers, musicians, and song writers like their Mother Sister Rose. At the present time Pastor Rose and Sister Rose have eight Grand Children; Justin, and Bristal Rose; Alonna and Philip (Spears) Rose; Dillon and Cameron Coble; John and Bryce Medley
Pastor Rose is a Father in the Gospel and has mentored many young Ministers who are now Pastoring, Evangelizing, and assisting other Pastors in their ministry. He has always taught his people that when you stand before Jesus he does not judge you by how large your ministry was, but how faithful you were. Matthew 25:23 “His lord said unto him, well done thou good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, now I will make you ruler over many things; enter into the joy of thy lord.” Jesus gave us this scripture to show us the rewards of a good and faithful steward. My Brothers and Sisters stay encouraged! Whether your work is large or small it will not be in vain! If you cause just one soul to miss hell then your life and ministry have not been in vain.