Russell Tusing | Pastor

I have been married to Sarah since 2002, after meeting at Bible College. She is M'lady! We have four children and live in LaGrange. 


I enrolled in Bible college, the summer after conversion, and moved from there into my Bachelor in Theology with honors. From there I moved into my Masters in Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. I have served as lead pastor at SGC since 2011. As lead pastor, I am the primary preacher/teacher. I also provide primary pastoral care & council. Plus, I further organize and direct the extended ministry leaders. 


Among our our denomination, I serve as the Chair of the Judicial Review Committee for our Southeast Region.

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 SGC family by way of providing counsel, perspective, 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 & Student Ministry director

M.J directs SGC's Music Ministry in coordination with our Sound & Media Ministry. He also serves as our Aftermath Student Ministry Direcot

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". 

sarah Tusing | 

          Kings Kids Buddies Director

I have been married to Russell since 2002. We have four amazing children. 


Prior to marrying, I had the blessing of acheiving a Bachelors Degree in Practical Theology. Since then, I have enjoyed being a homemaker from the time our first child was born. 


I have also been involved with our local Discovery CottageThis is a specialized school for children who have special needs. Gathering from this experience I  established SGC's ministry for children with special needs, Kings Kids Buddies. A ministry I continue to lead and love.  

Ivy and Gregory were married in 2020. They are presently expecting their first child! 

Ivy has a unique passion for student ministry. She plans and helps organize our student ministry events and outings. She also helps lead ASM Bible studies while providing ministry to our female students in particular. Outside of ASM, Ivy is a homemaker and is an aspiring artist.

Ivy's husband, Gregory also serves and minister's in Aftermath Student Ministry. Outside of this, he manages and operates LaGrange's Avis and Budget rentals location.