Meet Our Pastors

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 of multiple owned properties 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 Good News of the Gospel.

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Our Dream Teams

Creative Team: Serves the house by supporting the Church through technology, web updates, and social media. The creative team also connects with our online family by interacting with viewers during our live Worship experiences! Through creativity  we tell a story by bringing to life visuals through a lens and online connections allowing people to see what God & the Church are all about, no matter where they are.

Worship Team: An innovative and energetic group of people who are passionate about creating an atmosphere of praise and worship that brings honor, adoration, and love to God.  

Connections Team: This team serves as the onramp for connecting people to God and others from the street to the seat! Some areas of connection are: VIP area, opening welcome during worship experience, announcements, and connecting with guests throughout the week. This dedicated team enters all information from our weekend connect cards in order for us to follow-up promptly connecting our guests into the life of Olive Grove Church. These connections happen via mail, phone calls, text messages, and emails.

Kids Ministry Team: We are committed to making good kids into great leaders by teaching biblical values in an energetic and creative environment every weekend! Our goal is to teach kids about Jesus on their level. 


If you want to know more about how you can serve on one of our Dream Teams, register for our Core Connections Class!