Rev. Tom Russell Celebrates 50 Years of Ministry

This past Saturday, May 30th was the 50 year anniversary of Rev. Thomas Owen Russell and on Sunday First Presbyterian Church in St. Joseph held a celebration in his honor.

Tom was ordained at the Shepherdsville Christian Church in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. He is a graduate of Lexington Theological Seminary and served fifteen years with Department of Church in Society, Division of Homeland Ministries. He also pastored churches in Kahoka, MO, Terre Haute, IN, and St. Joseph, MO and served as Northwest Area volunteer Area Pastor for Strategic Planning and Conflict Mediation. 

photos and information courtesy of Holly Rudolf