Russ was born and raised in Farmingdale; a small town located just minutes form the New Jersey shore. Shortly after high school, Russ decided to serve his country and enlisted in the United States Air Force. While stationed together at Pope Air Force Base, Russ met and fell in love with Jacqueline. Russ calls this a true “love at first sight moment.” In 2003, within months of meeting each other the two were married. Since that time, Russ and Jacqueline have been blessed with five amazing children.
In 2012, Russ encountered the Holy Spirit in a way that changed his life. This call to ministry drove Russ, Jacqueline, and their 5 children to retire and move to Colorado Springs. Russ has a strong passion and desire to study God’s Word, but his true calling in life is using that knowledge to help others grow spiritually in their walk with Jesus. Russ feels there is no greater joy in life thank knowing Jesus.