Member Profile - Gross Family

What is your vocation?


Chris -  Works for Chick-fil-A on Cherry Road as a cook and inventory supervisor


Jenn – Works for HMSHost at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and completing an associate degree this summer.




Tell us about your family:


We are a family of 3 with a furry large dog named Bailey.  We work hard (all 3 of us… David is a weekend / summer time turkey farmer) and as such we enjoy vacationing together in the mountains, at the beach, and even and adventure on a cruise ship.  We have been at Park for 4 years and have come to cherish our family here.




Who was the main influence that led you to a relationship with Christ?


Chris – I would have to say many members of my family tried to lead me to Christ, but my wife, Jenn, is the one who got me there.  As a family we wanted to raise David as a Christian and found Park and Pastor Dave.  It was pastor Dave that soften my heart one Sunday night and I have never looked back.


Jenn – My grandmother is and has always been the strong and steadfast anchor in my walk with Christ.  She has always led by example; I have watched her over the years struggle with the everyday ups and downs of life.  As a wife, mother to eight, grandmother to 16, great-grandmother to 15 (and counting), and friend to many, she has as seen and experienced God’s blessings and lessons never once wavering in her faith.




What is your favorite bible verse?


Chris – And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.  1st Thessalonians 4:11-12


Jenn – Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your path.  Proverbs 3:5-6




What has the Lord has been teaching you over the last 6 months?


Chris – To reprioritize my life putting God and family first


Jenn – That with God I will, and do have the patience, strength, and determination to conquer my days.




What is something most people don’t know about you?


Chris – I am half Canadian.


Jenn- I have PCOS and David is our gift from God.




Do you have any specific prayer requests?


Chris – That we will better coordinate our work life and home life, making the time spent as a  family quality time  .


Jenn – Please keep me in prayers as I finish school and begin looking for a job / career.


David – Navigating life as a child in today’s world isn’t easy and fostering friendships for an only child of 2 working parents is hard.