Russ Emanuel is the Lead Pastor at Olive Grove Church in Clinton, NC. He & his wife, Chrissy, began their journey of starting a new church in 2011. Beginning with only 3 families they have witnessed God grow this ministry in a phenomenal way. For the first year Olive Grove Church was portable, until purchasing their first property in the heart of their city, late 2012. Since then God has expanded our reach to move beyond just a physical location as we also meet digitally

with our online Church family.


Our pastors possess a sincere passion to see the lives of people changed and raised to a new life in Christ and we believe this happens through the context of relationships. 

Pastors Russ & Chrissy have a heart to create connections that change communities by taking on the role of pastoring a city and not just a Church. This platform connects people to the good news of the Gospel through the lens of the local Church by sharing the life of Jesus to the entire world!