We invite you to join us at our Lakeland campus as Guest worship artist and speaker, Russ Lee will be with us for both our 9:15am and 10:45am services. He will lead us in a time of worship and then share his testimony. This is not an event, and all are welcome to attend.
Russ Lee's story is one born out of a tumultuous world where drugs, alcoholism and mental illness were all very close and very real. As a teenager, Russ began to see it all unravel, and in a moment of desperation, his cry for help was heard and his life was radically changed through the power and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. When Russ became a Christian, he surrendered every part of his life which included his musical gifts.
Since that time God has continued to develop him and grow his platform as a speaker and Christian music artist. Russ has 17 top five songs to his credit, 13 of which were #1 songs on CCM radio. He has won numerous songwriting and performance awards, served as a worship pastor and student minister in the local church, been a short term missionary and board member for various mission organizations.
In addition to solo concerts and speaking engagements, Russ is the lead singer and currently tours with the highly acclaimed music group, "NewSong," where his ministry includes singing, songwriting and sharing the gospel around the world. NewSong is the founder and host of the blockbuster Christian music Tour, Winter Jam. Russ Lee has the privilege of singing for over 600,000 people a year, but whether it is in an arena full of people, or in a house church on the mission field, Russ believes that everything he does is for the glory of God and a tremendous, undeserved blessing.
When he is not touring with NewSong, Russ enjoys spending time with his family and being involved in ministry with his home church and in his community. Russ also enjoys solo concerts and speaking engagements. His family is truly a priority to him and is closely involved in all he does. He and his wife Mary have 3 grown children. 2 are married and 1 new granddaughter.