Pastor Russ Harper, Th.M. is a native of Georgia and has been involved in music and ministry since he was four years old. Pastor Russ joined the Army in 1995 and met his wife, Saffiatu, in Germany a few years later. While in the Army, Pastor Russ continued to pursue music and ministry. He was part of the Soldiers Chorus in Germany and worked as the Minister of Music at Refreshing Fountain COGIC. As part of the chorus, Pastor Russ was blessed to tour throughout Europe. Upon returning to the States, he became the primary vocalist for the US Army Band stationed at Fort Monroe. Russ left the US Army in 2008 to pursue the call of God on his life. He received both his undergrad and graduate degrees in Theology from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. Pastor Russ and his wife Saffiatu currently reside in Newport News, VA with their five beautiful daughters.