Russell Powell, Youth Director

Russell Powell, Youth Director
RussellPowell@SalemUMC-Benton.com

Russell was born in El Dorado, AR and was baptized when he was 3 months old at First Presbyterian Church in El Dorado. He later joined the Methodist church when his family moved to Monticello, AR. He accepted Christ into his life as his savior in the summer of 2000.

Russell has been involved with the Youth Group at Salem United Methodist Church since March of 2011 and became the on-staff Youth Director in August 2011. He graduated from Monticello High School in Monticello, AR in 2004.  He then went on to attend the
University of Arkansas in Fayetteville for 3 years where he was a member of the marching band and joined the band's service fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi.

While at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Russell met his wife, Rachel, and they had their daughter Raeghan. Russell and his family then moved to the central Arkansas area in 2009. He transferred to Pulaski Tech where he received his Associate's Degree. He is currently attending UALR in pursuit of his Bachelor's degree in Business with an emphasis in Human Resources.

Russell likes to spend his time growing his relationship with God, spending time with his family, playing music, and watching sports.