Pastor Russell was baptized and received the Holy Spirit on March 12, 1998. In 2003 he became an ordained minister at Triple A Ministries under the leadership and direction of Dr. Loretta Gonzales. He served under her leadership as her armor bearer, Sunday School superintendent and Youth Pastor. In 2008 he was ordained to Elder. Pastor Russell was elevated to Executive Pastor at Emmanuel Temple Church where he served until 2010, In 2010 under the direction of the Holy Spirit Pastor Russell launched Righteous Living Ministries better known as (RLM) where he served as the senior Pastor for 9 years, serving the community of El Cajon, Ca. In Feb. 2018 he and his wife Jackie Bowman united with Christ the King where he has swiftly moved through the ranks first as Men's Pastor and now Executive Pastor.