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.
Bruce is a licensed California Certified Public Accountant and has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He grew up in church and witnessed excellent examples of service in his parents who served in many leadership roles in the church. Bruce carried on the tradition and has served in many positions in churches throughout his adult life including Sunday school teacher, finance director, member of church boards, and worship leader. Bruce and his wife Marcia came to Revive and immediately sought out where they could be of service. Bruce has taught at the Men’s Forum, taught Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace University” as a community-wide seminar, and assisted with the financial management here at Revive. With his wife Marcia, they have led the Married Couples ministry and spent many hours counseling young couples in our church. He has a heart of gratitude for the amazing blessings he has received from God and has a heart of compassion for God’s people. When he’s not busy with his responsibilities at Revive, he is a partner at Gray, Salt & Associates, LLP, CPAs in Claremont.
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.
Stephen grew up in church in the local area and has an occupational background in data analysis. He and his wife Alexis have attended Revive Church and served sacrificially for over three years. Stephen has faithfully participated in Men’s Forum, preached in the rotation at Church of the Good Shepherd, developed and supervised the sound room and web site ministries, supervised the set up and teardown for Sunday morning worship, participated in Bible studies at Set Free ranch in Lake Elsinore, contributed to our Leadership Council, and has served as an approved Revive elder since August 2016.