As of August 2019, Russell Zwerner accepted the call as interim Pastor at Belle River. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Preaching with an emphasis in Old Testament at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Russell also serves as the Assistant to the Dean of Chapel at NOBTS and teaches Introduction to Preaching at Leavell College. He has been married to his wife, Anne, for 6 years. They have three children; Bonnie Jane (4), Ryan Kent (2), and Carson James (1). Russell desires that every believer would pursue holiness in order that others may come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. He is also passionate about making disciples and sharing the good news of Jesus with others.