Rev. Dogba Bass

Rev. Dogba Bass is pastor of Aldersgate United Methodist Church (North Coast District) in Warrensville Heights, a church he has served since 2016. His first appointment in the East Ohio Conference was as pastor of Werner UMC in Cleveland, which he served from 2005-2011 before shepherding the congregation through a merger with Celebration UMC in Euclid. Bass then served as pastor of Celebration UMC until his appointment to Alsdersgate UMC. He served 21 years in Massachusetts as a youth minister and pastor before coming to the East Ohio Conference.

In his 10th year as a certified clergy coach and mentor to new pastors, Bass also serves on the North Coast District Committee on Ordained Ministry, which interviews prospective new clergy, and the East Ohio Conference Committee on Investigation.

A former educator, financial analyst, and entrepreneur, Bass earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University, a master’s degree in Economics from Cleveland State University, a Master of Divinity from Methodist Theological School in Ohio, and has completed coursework toward a Ph.D. in Religious Studies through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Boston University.