Painted Word Testimonials

Each painting contains two written messages to enhance the “live art experience”.  The initial message transforms into a whole new message just like the Christian message transforms us into a new creation. By the audience’s response I know that art is a very emotional and thought-stimulating experience that can keep an audience captivated.  A Christian message combined with live art makes for an awesome experience.”

Jon Ross



  “I have known Jon Ross for three years now.  He has always been an artist, but it has been incredible to see his work progress to the masterpieces they are today.  One of the greatest compliments I can give is that in a (chapel) audience of 3,000+ everyone was caught up in his creation of paint on canvas.  A lot of the time, students will do homework or cram in that last bit of knowledge before a class, but Jon Ross had the attention of everyone in the auditorium.  I am amazed at Jon as a person and an artist- so much that I even have one of his 4’x4’ paintings Who I AM hanging on my wall in my office.  If you have the opportunity to see Jon Ross in Action I would strongly advise taking advantage of it.”

Nate Copeland

Harding University

Assistant to the President 2006



“I was very pleased by my experience with Jon Ross.  It was easy to imagine with him the painting that would fit the point I was trying to communicate during our chapel time at Harding.  He is a humble person who relates well to young people, professional and mature so that he was easy to work with, and a very talented young man artistically.  I’m proud he is using his gifts to serve God in this way.  I highly recommend using him in any way you can.”

Daniel Cherry

Harding University

Assistant to the President 2005



     “I have known Jon Ross for over three years as a student of mine in the Department of Art and Design at Harding University and also last summer, while he was a student with me at Harding University in Florence, Italy.  Jon is not only a talented artist but is a Christian leader.  His sermons through visual art are inspirational and uplifting not only to students but to an older population of adults as well
     Jon's talent ranges from two dimensional to three dimensional art.  If Jon only made art to sell, his works would still be effective tools for spreading the gospel.  However, he has chosen to blend his artwork with teaching and preaching and so have a wider influence for Christ.
     It is with pleasure that I recommend to your group the use of Jon's artistic talents to further spread the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.  God bless you as you use his service, and God bless him as he ministers through the visual arts.”

Beverly Austin
Assistant Professor of Art
Harding University
Searcy, AR 72149


Learn more about Jon Ross at


Northeast Church—Kingsport, TN   (w. Theatron); (Sun P.M. Service)

Snellville Church—Snellville, GA   (Wed. P.M. event)

Gateway Church—Pensacola, FL   (Sunday A.M. Class)

Harding University—Searcy, AR   (Harbin Devo, IMPACT* twice, Chapel)

Jennings Church—Jennings, LA  (V.I.P. Youth Rally)

Russellville Church—Russellville, AR (Christeens Youth Rally) *Twice

Ross Road Church—Germantown, TN (The Gathering)

Harding Villa—Florence, Italy (Closing Banquet)

The Branch Church—Dallas, TX (Saturday Night Worship)

Sparta Church—Sparta, TN (Wednesday Night Worship)

Hoxie Church—Hoxie, Arkansas (Area Wide Devo)

Huntsville—Huntsville, TX (“The Big” Encounter Devo)

North Atlanta Church—Atlanta, GA (“Fiesta” Opening)

College Avenue Church—El Dorado, AR (TLU)

Camp Neyati— Guntersville, AL *twice

Mtn. Home Church— Mtn. Home, AR (Christ Quest)

North Garland Church—Enid, OK (Youth Rally)

Robinson Avenue Church— Springdale, AR (Area Wide Devo)

Richland Hills Church— Fort Worth, TX (Sat & 2 Sun services)

The Crossing— Las Vegas, NV (Wed. Night Mustering)

Western Hills— Lawton, OK (Reach Youth Rally)

Tulsa, OK— (Intl. Soul Winning Workshop)

Downtown Church— (Searcy, AR)

Jr. High Camp— (Arkansas)

House Church— (Las Vegas, NV)

Park Row — (Arlington, TX)

4 H center — (Little Rock, AR)

Sylvan Hills Church — (Little Rock, AR)

Levy Church — (Little Rock, AR)

Sugar Grove Church — (Houston, TX) *3 paintings, 2 different months

Bellevue, NE

Andrews, TX

Lufkin, TX

End of 2008

And more to come…


Jon Ross has painted with national speakers Jeff Walling, Don McLaughlin, and Randy Harris.

... with musical artists Grits, Hyperstatic Union, Phil Wickham, Free Indeed, Tquan Moore, and Watershed.

... with world-wide ministries Hayden Hendrix of Delta Force Power Team.

… in 20+ different states and 3 different continents.