This site is a tribute to Rev. Trevor Ross, born in Lawson, New South Wales on 9 June 1932. He is greatly loved and will be sorely missed.
Trevor William Treadgold Ross was born and grew up in the Blue Mountains in a home inspired by stories of missionary adventure and the challenge of becoming a true follower of Jesus Christ.
He worked for a time as a bank clerk in Sydney before entering theological college there under the leading pastors and evangelists of his day. Towards the end of his training he met and fell in love with a pianist he met through church meetings who would become his life partner for the next 60 years.
In Christian ministry, Trevor applied his love of outdoor adventure to children’s camps and clubs, and became inspired with the idea of church planting. After ministering in Northern NSW and Sydney for a decade, the couple, with a family of four in tow, moved to the Highlands of Papua New Guinea for another decade, then back to the Brisbane area. Throughout this time, church planting remained a theme.
Trevor became interested in Christian education and leadership and completed two further Bachelor’s Degrees. He and his wife continued to seek out opportunities for service throughout Queensland and PNG as experience and opportunity and a sense of God's leading provided. Trevor loved people, sought knowledge, practised servanthood, and wanted most of all to glorify God.
In his final years, Trevor experienced disappointment with standards of morality and integrity about him, yet remained aware of his own imperfections and on a personal level continued to minister to the needs of others. He died prematurely after an extended period of treatment for leukaemia. In his final sermon, “Abraham at 85”, he held fast to a vision of God’s ongoing work in and through his life.
These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect. Hebrews 11:39-40.