Pastor Russell Crooks
Pastor Russell was born again while attending California State University, Sacramento. After graduating from CSU Sacramento, Pastor Russell entered the business world. Shortly thereafter, Pastor Russell began to sense the call of God to the ministry. He heeded that call and attended Rhema Bible Training Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, where he met his wife, Pastor Cheryl. Pastor Russell graduated from Rhema with a Certificate in Pastor Studies in 1995. In 1997, Pastors Russell and Cheryl returned to California where they became involved in the ministry of helps at Heart of the Bay Christian Center in Hayward, CA. Pastor Russell has extensive leadership experience in ministry and has a desire to train up leaders for the body of Christ.