Pastor Stephen Russ is a third generation Christian, and life-long member of Boeke Road Baptist Church. Though brought up under the sound of his grandfather’s preaching (Gayle Russ, Pastor Emeritus), his journey from the pew to the pulpit was neither by default, nor by nepotism. Rather, the move of God’s graceful and gracious hand made this a very natural fit for the people of this 40+ year-old church on the southern edge of Vanderburgh County.

Prior to being voted in as pastor, he served as the assistant pastor and youth director here. The youth ministry continues to grow thanks to good people he has helped train and disciple. Pastor Stephen holds a Bachelor of Ministry degree in Pastoral Theology, Magna Cum Laude, from Golden State Baptist College. His energy and zeal in the pulpit, coupled with his love for Bible doctrine, make for a contagious learning experience.

With his wife Cheryl; and their sons Eli, Travis and Jude, Pastor Stephen envisions spending a lifetime serving the Lord here in Evansville. He can be reached at (812) 479-5342.