Pastor Rusty came to know Christ as Savior on a Sunday morning in the spring of 1968 after listening to a message preached from John 3:16. As a young boy and teenager he demonstrated a growing love for the Lord Jesus and the Word of God. Then in 1978 the Lord used a special service at a ministry conference to stir a fire in his heart to win others to Christ. Two years later he surrendered to the call of God to preach the gospel and has done so faithfully now for the past thirty-three years.
Besides currently serving as Pastor of Wayside Temple (an interdenominational fellowship in Northern Ohio) he also holds a Lifetime Certification in Television Broadcast Engineering from the Society of Broadcast Engineers. Today Pastor Rusty has the privilege of serving as a part of a great leadership team that oversees Christian Faith Broadcast, Inc. (which operates two full power DTV facilities serving over four million potential viewers, one low power TV station, and three Class A FM stations). As well, Pastor Rusty and the staff of Christian Broadcasting Ministries have the great joy of ministering the Word of God daily on television through the ministry’s flagship program CBM Today.
Pastor Rusty and his dear wife Deb were blessed with one son (Russell) and one daughter (Carrie) who are both graduates of Liberty University. As well, their children are now married and have blessed the family with a total of seven grandchildren! The entire family is active in local church life including the ministry of a developing Christian school associated with Wayside.