"Lead With Zeal" Romans 12:8

Russell 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


Russell 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, Russell serves on 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 our SGC family, by way of providing our Pastor with counsel, persepective, prayer and insight regarding ministry direction, financial discretion and church function. These guys are such blessings to SGC!