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Rev. Vincent V. Russell is a native of Jackson, Mississippi. He is a 1985 graduate of John W. Provine High School, a 1994 Graduate of the Word of Life Bible Training Institute and a 1999 Graduate of The Jackson State University with a BBA in Business Administration.  He acknowledged the call of God on his life at an early age and began his ministry by speaking and preaching in churches at the age of 16.  He was licensed by Bishop Keith A. Butler, founder of Word of Faith Christian Center, Southfield, Michigan.  He was ordained by Bishop Paul S. Morton, Atlanta, Georgia.

Our Pastor began his professional career at the age of 23 and was extremely successful to serve in capacities such as: Sales and Marketing Director, Director of Convention Services, Corporate Trainer, Operations Manager, Quality Control Manager, Quality Officer, Assistant Vice President, Vice President, Money Processing Operation Manager, General Manager, Strategic Market Director, Associate Director & Director of Cash Vault Services. He served in regional capacities which afforded him the opportunity to be responsible for the entire Southeast of the United States. He has resided in Louisiana, Alabama, Missouri, and Georgia, during his professional matriculation and was used to develop and train leadership for multiple corporations.

As our Pastor moved across the country, he was blessed to be a part of great ministries and serve under great men of God such as: Rev. Dr. S. L. Spann, Rev. Ronnie Sims, Bishop Kevin E. Wright, Rev. Reginald Gibson, Rev. Mike Purkey, and Pastor Creflo A. Dollar. He was ministered to and had hands laid on him by the late Kenneth E. Hagin, Dr. Lester Sumrall and Ed Dufresne. He is submitted to and pastored by his spiritual father, Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr.

As our pastor matriculated in ministry, he was afforded the opportunity to serve various positions such as: Staff Minister, Instructor for Ministers In Training School of Ministry, Instructor for Layman’s School of Ministry, Campus Crusade Evangelism Ministry Leader, and guest lecturer for several Universities, Community Colleges and Corporate Entities across the country.

Pastor Russell was installed as pastor of the Greater Fairview M. B. Church on February 26, 2017. And, He has been part of the Greater Fairview Church Family for over 30 years.  Pastor Russell has a genuine love for God and His people. Vincent is married to Dr. Natalie Morton Russell