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Clergyman

Joseph Leonard Gross, American clergyman. member of the board of directors Texas, Baptist General Convention, Baptist Education Board of Texas, Crittenton Home, Houston, Texas.

Background

Gross, Joseph Leonard was born on June 22, 1862 in Warren (now McDuffie) Company, Georgia, United States. Son of William Munn and Sarah Anne Blanchard (Harrison) Gross.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Georgia, 1885, B.L., 1885. Doctor of Divinity, Baylor University, 1912.

Career

Practiced law at Warrenton and Cedartown, Georgia, to 1893. Ordained Baptist ministry, 1893. Pastor Washington, Georgia, 1893-1899, 1st Church, Griffin, 1899-1902, 1st Church, Selma, Alabama, 1902-1905, Houston, Texas, 1905-1917.

Enlistment secretary of Texas Baptist General Convention, Dallas, Texas, 1917-1921. Pastor First Church, Brownsville, Texas, 1921-1922, Wornall Road Church, Kansas City, Missoury, 1922-1923, Bales Avenue Church, 1923-1925. Field representative Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1925-1926.

Membership

Member of the board of directors Texas, Baptist General Convention, Baptist Education Board of Texas, Crittenton Home, Houston, Texas.

Connections

Married Ella Vann Turner, February 11, 1892. Children: Bayard Turner, Mary Frederica, Joseph Leonard, Luseale, William Victor, Sarah Lucy.

father:
William Munn Gross

mother:
Sarah Anne Blanchard (Harrison) Gross

spouse:
Ella Vann Turner

child:
Bayard Turner Gross

child:
Mary Frederica Gross

child:
Joseph Leonard Gross

child:
Luseale Gross

child:
William Victor Gross

child:
Sarah Lucy Gross