Russell is currently an elder at Sovereign Grace and previously served as the church's Youth Pastor. Russell received his degree in Biblical Studies from Biola University and is presently pursuing his M.A. in Biblical Studies at Reformed Theogolical Seminary. He loves teaching what he has learned from scripture to others. Russell's passion is to "proclaim Christ, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me" (Colossians 1:28-29). He has been married to Ashly since 2005, and they have 2 children - Elliot and Hope.