Accepting God's call to Capitol Heights Baptist Church, Russell Zwerner pastors the faith family equipping them to fulfill their God-given mission. With over 13 years of experience serving in various ministry roles, he possesses practical insight into various ministry roles and expectations. Passionate about winning people to Christ, preaching the Word of God, and discipleship. Holding a high view of Scripture, he is an expositor of the Word. Russell strongly believes that every passage in the Word of God has one intended to be applied to several situations.

Through formal academic training, Russell earned a Masters of Divinity (M.Div.) with a specialization in expository preaching as well as a Masters of Theology (ThM.) from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS). Russell is currently pursuing a Doctorate concentrating on Biblical Exposition and the Old Testament. Throughout his academic experience, Russell served as a teaching assistant, taught preaching at Leavell College of NOBTS, and after receiving a Doctoral Fellowship he served as the Assistant Dean of Chapel at NOBTS.  He is currently pursuing his Doctoral degree with a concentration in Expository Preaching and Old Testament from NOBTS.