Russell Taylor, Senior Pastor

Russell is happily married to Christina and they have three grown children, one daughter-in-law, and a granddaughter. He has over twenty years of pastoral ministry as a church planter and senior pastor. In August 2016, Russell and Christina went to Chicago, Illinois to participate in the Harvest Training Center before moving here to Gainesville in January to serve as the senior pastor. He attended the College of Central Florida, Troy University, and is currently pursuing his Master of Ministry.

Jack Neale, Elder

Jack graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1984 with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. After college, he served for 5 years as an officer in the United States Navy aboard a nuclear powered submarine. He is currently a professional engineer and has worked for Affiliated Engineers of Gainesville for over 20 years. Jack, and his wife Kelly, have four grown children.

Bob Purdy, Deacon

Bob has two grown children, one daughter-in-law, one son-in-law, and seven grandchildren. He has thirty years of police experience with the Racine, WI Police Department retiring as a Lieutenant in 2010. Following his police career, he moved to India working for International Justice Missions (IJM) conducting and monitoring the investigation of human trafficking for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation. He is currently working in risk management for the City of Alachua.


He has a Police Science Degree from Gateway College, a BA in Public Management from Carthage College, and graduated from the School of Police Staff and Command from Northwestern University.


Sunday 10:30am

Oak Hall School

8009 SW 14th Ave

Gainesville, FL 32607