Russ Strange is the Pastor at Elevate Ministries. Over ten years ago, Russ and his wife Tammy moved to the small town of Jackson, Ohio to pursue God’s calling and purpose in their lives. Over this time, they have fallen in love with their rural community and with the people of Elevate.
Russ is a gifted communicator and teacher. He preaches the truth plainly and with love. His messages are engaging to those who are not familiar with church, and empowering to his congregation. He wants everyone to leave Elevate better than they were before.
Pastor Russ and Tammy share a passion for developing and equipping leaders that can serve with them in the ministry. They embrace and cherish their calling to develop and minister to the amazing people at Elevate. They know that by bringing them closer to God and their divine calling and purpose, they will be able to reach more people for Christ.
Pastor Russ shares that Elevate is called to declare and demonstrate the Power of the Gospel through Lifestyle Evangelism and a relentless pursuit of Godly Excellence. He is committed to providing the training and love necessary to see his congregation fulfill this mission.
He states, “Our lives are the greatest tools we have to reach and witness to a lost and dying world. You can not argue with love; you can not deny a life that has been changed; you can not ignore a body that has been healed or a marriage that has been saved. We are 100% devoted to: Reaching the Lost, Restoring the Broken, and Reviving the Hopeless!