Ross Lokken, Interim Ministries and Nonprofit Consultant
Ross Lokken earned his MDiv in Pastoral Studies from Western Seminary in Portland, OR. Ross completed course work for a DMin, as well. Further education has come from numerous conferences, seminars, and workshops, as well as, extensive reading in a wide variety of subjects relating to culture and the church. Most of his ministry has been in Baptist churches and recently with the Evangelical Free Church of America. Through his work with Hope Again, he has had experience interacting with churches across the evangelical spectrum.
He served as a senior pastor and as an executive pastor in Minnesota, Iowa, and California, plus serving as an interim pastor for three other churches. As a lay leader, he volunteered as a committee member and chairperson, junior and senior high ministry, adult ministries, and as advisor/consultant to church leadership personnel.
Ross’s passion is to lead churches to health and growth, helping the church to live to its full potential in the community. He is especially excited to work with churches and their leadership during times of transition. His love for connectively preaching the Word of God has been appreciated and affirmed in every church he has served. His personable style is relational expository preaching with a strong emphasis on application.
Ross also devoted ten years of ministry to work among the homeless in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles as the Executive Director of a Christian ministry known as Hope Again, Inc. With a budget of nearly $500,000, his responsibilities included fund raising, program development, staff oversight, and board recruitment and development. He networked with other nonprofit agencies involved in similar work. From time to time, he engaged the assistance of consultants in various areas of management and development. He worked in partnership with over 25 donor churches across the span of evangelicalism.