Pastor Russell Sanders is a fifth generation Floridian. At the tender age of 6 he was taken to Church, and became a child of God. His Mother would say he instantly changed from a rascal to a well mannered boy. He grew up in Pentecost, and at the age of 23 received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. He joined the Navy, and did a tour during the Viet Nam War. He was stationed in the Philippines where he met his wife, Jenny. They were blessed by two daughters that are grown. Jenny was advanced into the Heavenly realm in 2011. Pastor Russell attended South Eastern Bible college and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Education/Bible/History and Ministry. He pursued a teaching career and also did some missionary work in India. Russell has a strong teaching gift, and many are equipped through his ministry. In 2012 Russell and Helen were married and they together co-pastor Spirit of Life Ministries. He has always had a heart for souls and missions.