Russell came to Parkway from Tomball UMC, where he served as
the Senior Pastor from 2014 to July 2019.
He has served as both an Associate and Senior Pastor at congregations
across the Texas Annual Conference. Russell is a native Houstonian, while his wife, Erica, was born in
Duluth, MN and got to Texas ‘as quick as she could.’ They married in January of 2002 and welcomed
their daughter, Bailey, into the world in August of 2007. They love the outdoors and traveling. He also enjoys hunting, geocaching,
Astros and Skeeters games, and collecting sports memorabilia.
Russell currently serves as the Conference Secretary for the
Texas Annual Conference. He has served
on District Leadership teams, Apportionment Task Forces, as a mentor pastor for
Perkins students, and a number of other committees at both the conference and
Russell has an AA from Houston Community College, a BS from
the University of Houston, and a M.Div. from Perkins School of Theology. As well as additional training that includes NCLI, GCFA officer training, Right
Now Media Conference, Academy for Adaptive Leadership, a weekend workshop for
pastors following planting pastors, and many more.