Freddy Russell

West Coast Music & Worship Conference Presenter

Fredrick Russell is the Lead Pastor of the Berean Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and the immediate past President of the Allegheny West Conference.

In addition to his pastoral ministry, Pastor Russell travels nationally and internationally presenting professional growth seminars in corporate, academic and religious settings in the areas of leadership, conflict resolution, leadership team development, men's issues and marriage intimacy.  He takes an inside-out approach to his presentations.

Pastor Russell has a special passion for helping leaders and change agents move their organizations and lives to the next level.  In order to advance this passion, he has developed a company called the True North Leadership Group, with the purpose of developing character-driven leaders!

While pastoring in Baltimore, he was a regular presenter for the Johns Hopkins University Leadership Development program that focuses on Managers/Leaders for both the Medical Center and University.

Pastor Russell served as a columnist for the Adventist Review. He is also the creator of the Innovative Impact Leadership Conference, which facilitated pastors learning comtemporary models of doing ministry. He is also the immediate past Leader of the Pastoral Evangelism Leadership Conference, an international leadership gathering of pastors from around the world who gather annually at Oakwood University.    

Pastor Russell has a Bacherlors Degree in Theology and a Masters Degree in Management, with an emphasis in Managerial Leadership

Pastor Russell is happily married to his wife Brenda and the proud father of Ashley and Andy, two awesome young adults. Ashley and her husband Lamar have blessed Pastor and Mrs. Russell with their first grandchild, Logan.


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