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About Jim Russ

Old Town, ME

Bro. Jim knew as a child growing up in Mississippi that there was something special for him to do. However, as a young man Satan took hold of him and he struggled with alcohol and drug addiction. Running from God and the call on his life, he sank deeper into drugs and alcohol until the Lord got his attention. Jim has 2 Daughters Jamie and Jennifer in McComb MS and 4 Grandchildren Dalton,Austin Gracie and Alana also in McComb MS.

It was in 1986 that Jim gave his heart to the Lord but there were still trials and turmoil in his life. In 1993 Jim made a complete commitment to the Lord and in late 1994 he went to school to become a minister of the Gospel. In 1995, Jim completed his studies with Touching Hands School of Ministry and started full time in the ministry, Pastoring in Mississippi and Missouri. In 2001 The Lord brought Jim to Maine to Pastor Bethesda Chapel in Old Town. Jim is also the Asst. Dir.

At Crossroads Ministries also known as Crossroads Resource Center in Old Town where we service some 1200 families a month with food clothing electricity and other needs .We feed the Bod Soul and Spirit. Jim spent 2 years with the Americorps Vista Program working with the Communities for Children and Youth. Jim is very active with the community and the youth of the community helping in any way possible.

While pursuing his call from the Lord Jim remained involved with his singing career, winning the 1999 Airplay International Achievement of Merit Award for Christian Music. He was already receiving blessings from his work for God and was privileged to release his first radio single through Circuit Rider Records, "Wishes", which met with great success. This success inspired Jim and helped him tremendously to catapult his ministry. Additionally, In 1999, Jim's project, "Still Holding On" was recorded and opened doors in Missouri, Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Ohio, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Mississippi ,Maine and New Hampshire.

The year 1999 brought further blessings and great success as Jim received nominations for the CGMA for Shepherd of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Entertainer of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.

In 2000, Jim won the Horizon Award for the ICMA Germany for the song, "Still Holding On." In the year 2001, Jim released the song, "Lord Paint My Mind", on Cabin Creek Records. He then released, "A Cross Upon A Hill", on EHK Records and received great overseas exposure and airplay. Jim is now with WHP Records and Promotions as well as North Star Records and Promotion.Jims new releases will be Alright Already with North Star Records and Promotion and Wore Out with WHP Records and Promotions.Be Looking for these releases in Jan.2009 .In Feb. Jim released Lord Paint my Mind as well as the video for it with North Star Promotions. Thank you Randy for all your effertless tireless work you do for us.Please keep Jim and his family in Prayer to do as the Lord leads and opens new doors for Ministry.You can visit our website at

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