Russell and his wife, Sam, serve as senior pastors of Planetshakers church. Russell’s ministry journey began by overseeing the teenage and young adult ministries of his home church. In 1997, the Planetshakers Ministry was founded with the mandate to “empower generations to win generations.” Planetshakers Church was launched in Melbourne, Australia in 2004. To date, every service has included a salvation alter call resulting in over 25,000, first-time decisions and counting! Planetshakers Church has grown to nine locations on multiple continents.