Welcome to our family website, we are so glad you are here! This site exists to help raise ministry support, give updates, serve the Church and exalt Jesus Christ.
Trying to tell people about myself in just a few short paragraphs has always been very difficult for me because in my eyes, life is so much more than a well-written resumé of titles and accomplishments. Life is about the journey. It is a matter of the heart and who you are becoming in the process. People have always asked me since I was a child, “What is your dream? What is your calling? What will you do with your life?” These were the types of questions that put me on a quest of self-discovery that would ultimately lead me to a place where I began to ask the questions differently: “Lord, what is YOUR dream? Who are YOU calling me to be? What will YOU do with my life?”
Since the day Jesus conquered my heart in August 2007, He began to uncage new desires in me. I was different. I was changed. I was set on fire. I said yes to His invitation, and now my greatest longings have begun to shift from revolving around me to revolving around Him. I want to love Him, to become all He made me to be, to know Him and to lay down my life helping others come to know Him. I desire to be more than just another echo of pop culture or an opinionated critic, but a voice crying out and a shepherd according to God’s own heart. I yearn for revival, and my burden is for people—those who don’t yet know Him and for the Church, the Bride of Christ, that she would be made ready for the wedding day to come. That Jesus would receive the reward of His suffering.
Today, I am the proud husband of Jennifer Marie Russo, and father of Jeremiah, Melody, Josiah and Jubilee. It is my joy to love them, lead them and serve them. Since my college years, I have been honored to serve the Church in various capacities while helping to operate a family business. I have had many accomplishments and failures, but these are merely the outter workings of a growing heart. They are the overflow of His grace, and I want to be faithful with what He has put in my hands and in my heart for the rest of my earthly days.
We have primarily supported our ministry over the years by working full-time jobs in the marketplace, but we are trusting that if it is God’s will, He will put it in the hearts of certain individuals, business and ministries to partner with us in an ongoing way, which would enable us to focus our energy on the missions work, projects and assignments He has put in our hearts to do, which includes: equipping and training more laborers for the harvest, building the house of prayer in our region, producing more resources (books, podcasts, music, training courses, etc), reaching the lost and unreached in our schools, leading worship, training singers, musicians and intercessors, hosting catalytic events, serving on mission teams and proclaiming the gospel wherever we can.
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Until He Returns,
Nick J. Russo and Family
I will not give sleep to my eyes Or slumber to my eyelids, Until I find a place for the Lord, A dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob. (Ps. 132:4-5)
He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled. He must increase, but I must decrease. (Jn. 3:29-30)
Nick is the worship and prayer pastor at Venture Church in Burnet, TX , where he has served since 2008. He is also a worship leader for the Heart of Texas House of Prayer and a Character Coach for FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes).
In 2019, he founded Revival Forge, a ministry dedicated to serving the Church by equipping and training laborers to stand in the counsel of the Lord, to hear His Word and to go out into the harvest fields of our generation and make Him known—Building Prayer Rooms | Producing Missional Training & Resources | Launching Missional Projects.
He is the author of the book Wage Good Warfare, which is a compilation of articles written to encourage and exhort the Church in 21st Century America. It is a war cry for Christian leaders and laborers to know who we are and where this is going, so that we can wage good warfare and overcome on the battlefield ahead.