Kenneth K. Rose, Jr. serves as the Senior Pastor of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Inc. He was born in Houston, Texas. He attended the University of Houston for three years where he majored in Business Computer Information Systems. He later transferred to Houston Baptist University and furthered his education at Houston School of Biblical Studies.
Pastor Rose is a family man who believes that strong families are foundational to strong churches, which make strong communities, cities, and states. He began preaching the gospel at the age of 12 years old in 1975 under the leadership of the late Dr. Hoxie Perry, Jr. and was ordained in 1984 by Dr. Perry at the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. At the age of 26, he was called to pastor the Mt. Vernon Church in 1989.
As a visionary, his interests far exceed the boundaries of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Inc. He has a broad spectrum for ministry. He is a member of the Ministerial Advisory Board to the Mayor of the City of Houston, a licensed Peace Officer, Sheriff’s Advisory Board of Texas, District Attorney Advisory Board of Houston, Chaplain of the Holmes Community Development Inc., President of the Sunnyside Coalition, a member of the Ministers Against Crime, the Independent District Association of Texas, the Baptist Ministers Association & Vicinity, and the Potter’s House International Pastor’s Alliance (P.H.I.P.A.) – Bishop T.D. Jakes.
Under his leadership, the Mt. Vernon Church plant has expanded to include a Multi-Structured Worship Center, Multi-Purpose Center, Educational Annex, Church Apartment Complex, the Rose Accelerated Learning Academy, Helping Others Purse Excellence (H.O.P.E.) Assisted Living Facilities, Real Estate, and a Community-Based Hope Center.
Pastor Rose endeavors to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ abroad. Souls are being saved, delivered and set free as a result thereof. Pastor Rose has launched a mission-outreach in Kakamega Kenya, Africa where beds have been sent to the orphanage of children with AIDS. This mission also sends relief to the churches there. Bibles and school books were sent to Bishop Gabriel Imosis of Christ Fellowship Center International in Denin City, Nigeria, where children are being taught to read. Additional funding was sent to Nairobi, Kenya through Bishop Peter James Onguko to support evangelism efforts in the village churches.
Certificates & Completions:
Family in Focus, Houston Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse (HCADA), Seven Laws of the Learner, Financial Wisdom, Proclamations from the Mayor of Houston, and certificates of completion for various areas of course work.
Spiritual Gifts Include:
Pastor-Teacher, Administration, Prophecy, Spiritual Discernment, Healing, Singing, and other gifts found only under the unction of the Holy Spirit.
The Church has moved from Traditionalism to Spiritualism.
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-12