Russell & Sarah Tusing | Pastor

Russell and Sarah have been married since 2002, after meeting at Bible College. They have four children and live in LaGrange. 


Russell enrolled in Bible college, the summer after conversion, and moved from there into his Bachelor in Theology with honors. From there he moved into his Masters in Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. He has served as lead pastor at SGC since 2011. As lead pastor, Russell is the primary preacher/teacher, while also providing primary pastoral care & council. He also organizes and directs the extended leadership team. 


Among our family of churches, he serves as the Chair of the Judicial Review Committee for our Southeast Region.


Sarah has a Bachelors degree in Practical Theology. She has been a homemaker from the time their first child was born. She has also been involved with our local Discovery Cottage. This is a specialized school for children who have special needs. Sarah also established SGC's ministry for children with special needs, Kings Kids Buddies. A ministry she continues to lead.  

Pastoral Advisory Committee

As it relates to Pastors/Elders, we embrace the Bible's position and precedent of prescribing a plurality of Pastors/Elders to be in place among each local church. With Pastor Russell currently serving as the lone Pastor, we have an ad hoc Advisory Committee in place consisting of 6 guys. These men serve our Pastor, and our SGC family, by way of providing counsel, persepective, wisdom, prayer and insight regarding ministry direction, financial discretion and church function. These guys are such blessings to SGC!

austin Sievert | 

                                  Sound & Media Director

Austin directs our Sound & Media Ministry in coordination with our Music Ministry.

Austin and Madi are newlyweds, having married in 2021. He is a business owner and operates 'The Paint Guys'. His business specializes in exterior auto refinishing. 

Madi is a gifted artist. She owns and manages her personal artistic bakery 'Madi Cakes Bakery'. 

MJ Hart | Music Ministry director

M.J directs SGC's Music Ministry in coordination with our Sound & Media Ministry. 

M.J and Robbie married in 2020. He is a graduate of Lagrange College with a degree in Business with a focus in Sports Management. He presently is an assistant builder with Harris Doyle Homes. M.J recently published a coloring book for children with special needs, The Difference Makers.

Robbie presently is involved in a school for special needs, The Discovery Cottage.  She is also talented hair and makeup artist who is presently building clientele.     

Larry & Renee Gay | 

      Usher Team director & Administrator

Larry directs and coordinates our Sunday usher and security teams. He has received a degree in Practical Theology and has ministered as an ordained elder. Plus, he rides a Harley Davidson! He is also an essential voice among SGC's Pastoral Advisory Committee. 


Renee is SGC's administrator. She volunteers every week to facilitate ministry and communciate our mission endeavors among our church family.


Larry and Renee married in 1986 and have two children. Their son happens to be lead Pastor at SGC. There is another adopted son among the family. Their Schnauzer, Munch. Whom the family refers to as 'Munch a Bunch".