“Forshia, you seem to hear God’s voice so clearly,” say many that have heard her speak. “How did you know that’s exactly what I needed?” A gifted teacher, speaker, and author, Forshia Ross has a strong ability to identify where you are and bring you where you need to be. Change happens! Healings happen! Nothing is impossible when God speaks His plan and purpose! A dynamic speaker with a heart after God, Forshia has a passion to see His redemptive plan played out in the lives of others. And because God has so graciously and powerfully healed Forshia from destructive patterns in her life, she desires that others experience healing as promised in Isaiah 61. She gives hope to the brokenhearted and stirs the hearts of the complacent. She challenges others to lead a life of obedience to God.
Her two books, "No Secondhand Rose" and "The Wilderness Shall Blossom Like the Rose", tells of her unabashed struggles with emotional and mental illness, physical infirmities and years of past abuses that led to personal encounters with God. These encounters created in her a faith that enables her to impart hope to people that helps them believe for the impossible.
You will be amazed as Forshia provides just the right keys to unlock the hindrances of the heart that keep you from serving God with greater joy and purpose. After all, the Bible says that where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Using her own experiences as a backdrop and the Word of God as a foundation, she will unfold the scriptures in such a way, that you will definitely come away saying, "I can do this! With God's help, I can really do this!" You won’t be disappointed when you discover that God wants the best for you.
A licensed and ordained minister, Pastor Forshia Ross is the founder and director of Treasures from the Heart Ministry. She has a television and radio program, which gives practical Biblical insight for daily living. Her website, treasuresfromtheheart.org is reaching around the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Forshia is originally from Alabama and was born into a military family. She remembers moving around a lot as her father was stationed many places–even Alaska. Later God would show her that He had created in her at an early age a love for travel and that this love would benefit her in ministry. She loves to travel, speak and minister. Because of the limited access to electricity when her father was stationed in Alaska, she remembers her father cranking up their generator on Saturday nights so they could watch television, which was only available in the evening. She discovered from this experience that she loved the late night movies that were shown. From the time she received Christ in 1978 as her personal savior, she was impressed to pray for actors and industry professionals, believing they needed Jesus’ help, too. She wouldn't know it at the time, but even this love for the industry would be used by God in the future. She has continually been surprised at how God has used her past to bring newfound meaning in the present. She loves to show people how God can weave all things in their lives for a God-given purpose.
Transplanted from the Washington, DC area in 1994, where her husband was stationed at Andrews AFB and later the Pentagon, she and her husband, Eric, have now made their home in Glendale, RI and are active members of Faith Fellowship Church in Uxbridge, MA. They have 2 children and 7 grandchildren.
Forshia served for two years as the RI State Prayer Coordinator for Aglow International and two years as VP of Leadership Development on the SE Massachusetts and Rhode Island Area Board. She now serves as their Advisor. She has also been responsible for starting a dynamic prayer group called Deborah’s Army. Her mission through prayer is that God’s redemptive plan be accomplished for individuals, churches, communities, and nations. Forshia is also the head of one of the Hollywood Prayer Network Chapters in Rhode Island. Recently Forshia completed a course and was certified in Mental Health First Aid given by the National Council for Behavioral Health, Mental Health First Aid USA.