Russell has been married to Sarah since 2002, after meeting at Bible College. They have four children together.
Russell enrolled in Bible college, the summer after conversion, and moved from there into a 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, he is the primary preacher/teacher. He also provides primary pastoral care & council. Plus, he further organizes and directs the extended ministry leaders.