"I met Russ in 1994 when he came into our church as a young man looking for God, and since that day he has never looked back. To this day Russ continues to be a passionate God chaser. I am very proud of Russ and always found him to be a man of great spiritual passion and integrity. I know he is a committed husband, father and minister, and Christ continues to reign supreme in his life and ministry. I heartily recommend him to pastors and ministries interested in seeing people impacted by God."
"Russ has a great love for the Lord and the Word. He is a well motivated, diligent, and conscientious person of fine moral character. He also has a fine family who love the Lord. When he speaks, you can tell he is a student of the Word, that he loves to study, and as a result he is a fine speaker. I feel confident in recommending Russ - I know that he will give himself wholeheartedly and do an exceptional job."