Pastor Ross first became a member of Liberty Baptist Church in 1978 at the age of 12. Upon his graduation from Liberty Baptist Christian School in 1984 he attended Vernon College and Midwestern State University pursuing an Electronic Engineering Degree. He met his wife, Letitia, at Liberty Baptist Church and they were married in 1992. They have two sons; Cullen and Christian.
Rick surrendered to the call of God to preach the gospel full-time in 1993. He was trained at Liberty Baptist Church for full-time ministry until 1996.
He is a graduate of Arlington Baptist College, during which time he served as the Associate Pastor at Southwest Baptist Church for 4 years. He was then Pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Graham, Texas for 1 year. Pastor Ross returned to his home church, Liberty Baptist Church, Wichita Falls, TX on December 29, 2002 to serve as the Associate Pastor and Youth Pastor. On February 6, 2005, he made the transition from those offices and accepted the office of Senior Pastor.