Jason grew up here at ODCS – graduate of the class of ’89. In the 90’s he served as a teacher at ODCS and led worship for the COD youth. After that he served for 7 years as Pastor of Worship at Open Door, then at New Life Community Church of Scottsdale (AZ) for 12 years.
Jason currently serves as the Lorain Campus Pastor here at Open Door. His passion is to bring people closer to Jesus and closer to one another. His ongoing prayer for the Lorain family is for them to be a campus that exists for the community and reaches every level of this diverse and beautiful city. From our infancy as a campus, we have seen God move mountains, so Jason is expectant of all that the Lord has planned for the church body and the people of Lorain.
Jason’s better half is Ginger, who is home with 2 amazing little ones and also has a passion for medical missions. The 3 grown Russ kids are attending college in Arizona and serving in their church in Scottsdale.