Meet Our Staff
Russell and his family came to FBC Morrilton in January 2020, after serving at multiple churches in Central & South Arkansas.
Russell has served at these churches in Arkansas:
– Harlan Park Baptist Church (1997-2004) as Youth Pastor
– FBC Center Ridge (2004-2014) as Pastor
– FBC Warren (2014-2020) as Pastor
– FBC Morrilton (2020-current) as Pastor
Russell and his wife, Becky, have been married since May 1994. They met at the Conway Walmart Supercenter where they both worked while attending college.
Russell and Becky have 3 sons: Avery, Alex, & Andrew. Avery and Alex are students at the College of the Ozarks in Hollister, MO. Andrew is a high school student at Morrilton High School.
Russell was born in Pine Bluff, AR and lived there before moving to Rose Bud, AR and graduating high school from there in 1988. He graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 1993 with a BS Degree in Political Science with a minor in History. Russell graduated from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2004 with a Master of Divinity Degree. (He likes to joke that he is an expert in Politics and Religion—and has the paperwork to prove it.)
Russell and his family LOVE sports! They are ALL avid Arkansas Razorback fans. They love spending time together anywhere and everywhere. Russell and Becky also love to run. They have completed multiple marathons—but their favorite races are half-marathons. They are currently attempting to run a race in all 50 states.