Rick Russell was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He studied Jazz and Computer Science before becoming a Network Engineer and Computer Programmer at the Baptist Foundation of Arizona. He later became a partner at idatasys.com, a computer consulting firm, where he worked for seven years until he felt called into full-time ministry. He and his family moved to Houston, Texas where he worked as the Director of Internet Development and Director of Technical Production at Sugar Creek Baptist Church, a church of 4,000 attendees at the time.
In 2011 Rick was hired by Seacoast Church as the A/V Systems Director. He currently serves as Seacoast’s Technical Arts Director in which he oversees the audio, video, and lighting for all 13 campuses and is responsible for the Creative Video Team. Outside of Seacoast, Rick is a recurring guest on the podcast “Church Tech Weekly” and takes part in various national tech production roundtables.
When Rick’s not working, he enjoys playing the bass guitar, learning new computer programming languages, and developing new equipment, such as video switchers and playback machines. He and his wife Trisha just celebrated their 21-year wedding anniversary and have two grown daughters, Brittney and Taylor Nicole. Overall, Rick is passionate about seeing production excellence within the Church used to reach unchurched people and develop fully devoted followers of Christ.
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The information on this site is the thoughs, rants, and ideas of Rick. Being that this is a blog by definition it is conversation; the views listed here might be the opinions or statements of others.