Russell Boone is our pastor. He has a wife (Tammy) and 3 boys (Philip, Andrew, James). Pastor Russ was born in Anchorage, Alaska and was raised in Bangor, Maine. He was converted and later baptized at the age of 20 while under the ministry of Pastor Ron Bean of Grace Bible Church in Bangor. As a child he grew up in independent Baptist churches and attended Christian schools. After high school graduation, he attended Word of Life Bible Institute in Schroon Lake, New York, for the 1-year Bible program. It was shortly after this that he first truly received Christ as Savior. After being born again, he moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, to attend Baptist Bible Institute (a ministry of Wealthy Park Baptist Church). In Michigan, he met Tammy, and about a year later they were married. They moved to Warren, Maine, where they worked in Calvary Baptist Church and attended Calvary Bible Institute. From Maine they moved to Santa Monica, California to work in Bible Baptist Church under the ministry of Pastor Ross Hodsdon. Russ served as assistant pastor for about 5 years, after which he became the senior pastor.
Tammy Boone was born in Elgin, Illinois and was raised in Beckley, West Virginia. For several years she attended and served in Mt. Tabor Baptist Church. She attended Appalachian Bible College and Grand Rapids Baptist College (later renamed Cornerstone University). While at Grand Rapids Baptist College, she worked in Wealthy Park Baptist Church, where she met and married Russ. She earned her B.A. in education and presently homeschools Philip, Andrew, and James.