MEET THE PASTOR
Dr. Rodney A. Goss is the Senior Pastor of Morning Star Baptist Church. He is a consummate student of the Bible and has been a pastor, preacher, and teacher of God's Word for over 30 years.
Pastor Goss earned his Doctorate and Master of Theology degrees from Andersonville Theological Seminary in Camilla, GA, graduating Magna Cum Laude in both degrees. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Christian Education from Southeastern Baptist College in Laurel, MS, with highest honors. He is a member of the Association for Biblical Higher Education Delta Epsilon Chi Honor Society. Pastor Goss received numerous awards, recognitions, and accolades during his college career; Student of the Year, Highest Honor Graduate, Best Citizen Award, and Top Scholar Award to name a few.
Pastor Goss has conducted numerous pastor and leadership conferences and seminars. He has been asked to bring the keynote address at several national, regional, and local Baptist Conventions. He has served as President for Lift Bible College as well as Dean of Academics for Second Sweet Pilgrim District Sunday School Association in Hattiesburg, MS. He currently serves on the board for the National Baptist Convention, USA, and 100 Black Men of Tulsa. He is the 3rd Vice-Moderator of the First United Creek District in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Dr. Goss is a community servant and works hard in and around the North Tulsa area. He serves as a board member for Smiles of Faith Incorporated which promotes free dental care for the North Tulsa Community. He serves on the advisory board for the Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and co-chairs the Tulsa Together Inter-Denominational Christian Association. He served on the board for the Tulsa Metropolitan Ministries, an interfaith ministry serving the Tulsa area. He was one of the recipients for the 2017 Tulsans of the Year for making an impact in the Tulsa community. He was an inaugural ambassador recipient from the Terence Crutcher Foundation for the work he did alongside the Crutcher family for the fight for justice for Terence Crutcher. In 2017, the Mayor of Tulsa, G.T. Bynum, declared May 7th as Dr. Rodney A. Goss Day for his dedicated service and leadership to not only the Morning Star Baptist Church but also to the greater Tulsa community.
Dr. Goss continues to grow in spirit and in the knowledge of the Word of God and has dedicated himself to the great commission of God which is, "Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost," Matthew 28:19.
Pastor Goss has been married for 32 years to Veronica E. Goss. He is the proud father of five adult children; Racquel Walker, Rodney Grades, Dr. Tami Hill, Quavius and Ebone' Goss. He has two grandchildren, Alésia and NyZaiah.