CHRISTY RUSSELL MINISTRIES
I am a singer songwriter, worship leader, minister and a Bible teacher with a passion for souls and a heart for evangelism. Together my husband David and I have raised two children, my daughter Sarah and son Timothy. I am also a grandma to two amazing little boys named Liam and DJ and a precious little girl named Eve.
My husband and I are both 1991 graduates of Western Michigan Teen Challenge where we have been serving in the ministry for over 30 years. We are both licensed for ministry through cmiGlobal.
Over the last 13 years I have had the privilege to serve as a guest worship leader and special speaker at several churches and women’s ministry events.
“He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. He has given me a new song to sing."
The Lord has pulled me out of the pit of despair and set me completely free. Eleven years ago I was ready to give up and I didn’t want to go on living. On the outside I appeared to be okay, but secretly underneath my “Sunday smile” I was in the biggest spiritual battle of my life. For years I had been fighting depression, anxiety and a disabling muscle disease. Even though I was a Christian, a pastor’s wife, a Bible teacher and a worship leader, I was not okay. The secret struggles had finally consumed my life and I had reached a point of near hopelessness. I was contemplating ending it all, But God miraculously intervened and rescued me.
Today I am excited to testify, that God has healed me in many ways! Not only spiritually and emotionally, but in January 2017 He healed me physically! If you could see where Jesus brought me from…My life has been forever changed by His amazing grace and I’m now walking in His resurrection healing power.
Since the Lord set me free, He has provided several opportunities for me to minister to others who are hurting. I have come to find that many Christians are secretly struggling just as I was, they are being held captive by life’s unfortunate circumstances and the lies of the enemy. They are not only relating to my testimony but responding to His message of HOPE. God is moving powerfully and people are being set free to live the abundant life that He provided for at Calvary.
After much prayerful consideration, I have responded to the Lord’s call and believe it’s time for me to “go” and declare that He is still the God of MIRACLES and Jesus is still the answer!
The message that is stirring in my heart is this; there is hope, healing and victory in Jesus Christ! In John 10:10 Jesus said “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly”. The enemy is ruthless. It is his goal to keep us from being who God created us to be and render us ineffective as the body of Christ. He will do anything he can to stop us from fulfilling the great commission. But God is bigger than the enemy, his distractions and his tactics. God's plan is victory! Psalm 60:12 says,“With God we will gain the victory, and He will trample down our enemies”.
The Lord has a plan for every individual. Jeremiah 29:11 says,“for I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for well-being and not for trouble, to give you a future and a hope.” God never intended for us to be overwhelmed, depressed, stressed out or burdened down by life. In fact He provided for our every need through Calvary and made it possible for us to walk in the resurrection healing power of Jesus Christ! I believe the Lord is coming soon and it’s time for God’s people to RISE and BE all that He created us to be!