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About Pastor Russ

Pastor Russ Cox is a native of Alabama and attended the University of Alabama, of which he is a proud alumni.  After graduating from college he spent two years as a missionary in Liberia, West Africa.  He met his wife, Janie, in Liberia.  They have been married for 35 years and have two grown children:  Rachel who works in New York City in a start-up tech company, and Chris who is a public school teacher in San Diego.

Pastor Russ also holds graduate degrees from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and Fuller Seminary.  As Sr. Pastor he oversees the church as a whole and works with the staff to accomplish the overall goals of the church.  Pastor Russ loves sports and always plays in the New Hope co-ed volleyball league, regularly exercises, and collects baseball cards – a hobby he began as a child.


Acts 13:36 ‘“Now when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his ancestors.”

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Pastor Dr. Russ Cox

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