"...till Christ be formed in you.." - Paul, Galatians 4:19

Stephen Russell has ministered in rural Southern Africa since 1983 where he gained first-hand knowledge of the need for continued church leadership training. During this time he also established lasting relationships across denominational lines and regional borders; leaders in nine Sub-Saharan African nations were trained through seminars, conferences and other training events. In 1988 he and his wife Dalene established a church and Christian school in the north-east of South Africa. 

The Russell family relocated to the United States in 2001 to assume the leadership of New Life Christian Center in Dennis Port, Massachusetts. They continue to travel internationally to train and equip the Body of Christ. Stephen has a passion for developing relationships among leaders, and to build bridges across  denominational lines. 


They have two married daughters and one grandson. Stephen holds a BA (South Africa), a Th.M. and a Th.D. (USA).