Servant of Christ Husband and father Bachelor of Science Graduate of Texas A&M University, 2010 Navy veteran of a foreign war 2003-2007 – Texas and Persian Gulfs
Russell can’t remember the first time he heard the gospel, but the first time he recognized the desperation of his condition as a sinner in need of the Savior was in 2009. The Lord used the teachings of the book of Daniel from Calvary Chapel Aggieland (now Engage Calvary) and the book of James from Breakaway Ministries, to convict him and brought him face to face with the thrice holy, living God.
Russell became involved with campus ministry and in so doing met his wife to be, Emilee. Both he and Emilee went on summer missions to East Asia, where passions were ignited for international missions.
From there, Russell married his best friend in 2012 and moved away to continue to serve in ministry for 4 years sharing the gospel with people from many countries came to work at Walt Disney World as part of various intern and college programs. After, they moved back to Texas to serve and be more active in the local church. Russell recognized the doctrines of grace in 2013 and he and Emilee joined their first reformed Church at Grace Church Austin in 2016 and moved to Texarkana Reformed Baptist Church spring 2017. Both he and Emilee have lived overseas and have developed a deep love for people of other nations and backgrounds. They enjoy traveling; hosting friends and late night conversations over coffee with games or theology.