Russell Wilson of College Park, MD is the director of adult ministries at AFMC. He organizes the church's six home Bible study groups and makes sure everyone at AFMC has the opportunity to get closer to God and connect with believers through home Bible studies. He currently leads a small Bible study that meets in a DC apartment, and emphasizes observing, interpreting, and seriously applying lessons from the Bible to everyday life.
He has been attending AFMC since 2005, the year he married Elizabeth. Since then he has served as a youth group leader, as a Sunday School teacher of teens, and currently as keyboardist, singer, and music arranger on the worship team.. These acts of service are all motivated purely by a love for Jesus Christ, who became the Lord of Russell’s life at a powerful worship service at a summer camp for teens. Later, Russell had a spiritual growth spurt while a freshman at U of MD in College, Park when he witnessed the power of the Holy Spirit on a group of young believers boldly and openly carrying out the Great Commission at a secular campus. During this time he became very conscious of his need for God’s forgiveness, and the importance of sharing that forgiveness with the whole world.
Russell is an active duty Gunnery Sergeant in the President's Own U.S. Marine Band, in which he plays the keyboard and accordion in any musical style for recordings, concerts, and background music all around the metro DC area. He and Elizabeth have four children: Barnabas, Naomi, Lydia, and Mary.