Pastor Gary and Diane Russell
Pastor Gary hails from Ohio. He felt called to ministry when he was 17 years old. After pursuing business for several years his passion for ministry was renewed. He graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor's Degree in Pastoral Studies and went on for a Master's Degree in Ministry Leadership from Crown College. He has served as a church planter and as a Senior Pastor.
Using Scripture as foundation and Christ as example, Pastor Gary's emphasis is to guide people to live lives that are holy and teach church leaders how to be effective.
Pastor Gary and Diane met in junior high and have been married for 37 years. They have lived in Ohio, Michigan, Virginia, Georgia and are now happy to call North Carolina their home. They have 3 grown children and 1 grandson.
Mrs. Julia Shadrick, Office Manager
Julia has been a Community Church member since 1987 and has served as the office manager since 1990. Her growing up years were spent in Thomasville, NC. She first served as a church secretary in Salisbury, NC and has taken various secretarial/office managing, computer, and counseling courses. Julia and husband, Wayne, were married in 1968. They have four daughters and five grandchildren.