Russ holds a Master of Divinity degree from Golden Gate Southern Baptist Seminary (Mill Valley), a Master of Arts degree from Missouri University (Kansas City) in Counseling Psychology, and a BA degree in Biology. He has served as Pastor of two churches and an Intentional Interim Pastor for six churches. As an urban missionary, he was a working consultant with 300 churches in the San Francisco Bay area and 400 churches in the Los Angeles Basin, assisting local churches to resource and develop church ministries. Russ has taught as a seminary adjunct professor, directed fundraising as an administrator of a Christian college, led a Christian K-12 school system as chairman of the board of directors, and served as principal of a Christian High School. He and his wife, Ann, are proud parents of their two sons and daughter-in-law, all serving Jesus in their churches. Russ enjoys working out, reading and writing books and watching telenovelas. Russ presently co-owns and runs a residential home for adults with developmental disabilities and volunteers as a director for a regional non-profit foundation serving persons with developmental disabilities.
Chad did not grow up in church. While he was in high school, he attended Revive a couple of months after the church started and became a believer in 2007. Chad was part of our high school group, college group, and Men’s Forum. He made mission trips to Hungary and Mexico and served as part of the worship team, high school youth group, VBS leader, and was a key leader at our Revive Bible study group at University of La Verne. He was dedicated and frequent preacher at Church of the Good Shepard. Presently, Chad and Hailey serve faithfully at Revive. They are parents of Killian and expecting a second boy shortly. Chad works in Law Enforcement and has served as an approved Revive elder since August 2016.