Sargent Memorial Presbyterian Church




The Darryl M. Gross Memorial Dance Ministry History



“Let them praise His name with dancing. . .Let everything that has breath, praise the Lord.”

Psalm 149:3 and Psalm 150:6 NIV



The Darryl M. Gross Memorial Dance Ministry is named in memory of Darryl M. Gross, a devout music and dance lover and a long-time member of SMPC’s music ministry.  One of Darryl’s “personal crusades” was to have a dance ministry at SMPC.  Darryl’s dream of forming a dance ministry at SMPC was also a dream of Ms. Gloria Dixon.  Gloria spoke to Darryl’s wife Marilyn about the idea and learned that Darryl had this vision for SMPC for many years.  With Marilyn’s guidance, Gloria was able to present the idea to Session and it was approved to start such a ministry in the spring of 2004.  Before his passing in early 2004, he knew that his dream was finally on its way to becoming a reality.


The group consists of adults and children of the church and ministers at SMPC on the 3rd Sunday each month during the 8:30a.m. and 11:15a.m. services.  The ministry serves as another way to enhance the worship services and it shares their ministry at other churches and events around the D.C. Metropolitan area.


The ministry’s main objective is to minister God’s Word through dance.  To worship God in dance is biblical and the ministry will use dance to spread the Gospel to the nations.

Darryl M. Gross Memorial Dance Ministry