Russell Harbin


Russell Harbin began a history of drug abuse at the age of ten.  According to one educator, Russell was a hopeless case.Russell was not confronted with the truth of the Gospel until the age of sixteen. On the first hearing of the message of Jesus Christ, he trusted Jesus as Savior and Lord.  Immediately a passion for the lost and the so-called hopeless swelled up in Russell's soul.

Russell has traveled the world proclaiming Christ's hope to individuals,  churches, and through citywide crusades.  He has served on local church staffs including First Baptist Church of Snellville, Georgia, Rockdale Baptist Conyers, Georgia and Bellaire Baptist Church Bossier City, Louisiana.  

Russell is committed to the Bible as the inerrant, infallible, inspired Word of God.  He sees the church as the cornerstone of the community.  Russell's message is simple: Life changing hope is found in Jesus Christ!

Dr. James Merritt, Former President of the Southern Baptist Convention, says this about Russell:

"Russell is a man of intense devotion to our Lord.  He has a burning desire to see lost people saved.  Russell is a man of moral integrity and clean character.  I highly recommend Russell Harbin for the consideration of any church to use in a great and mighty way."



          Russell's Fact File

  • Former Personal assistant to evangelist Rick Stanley
  • Former associate with the Bailey Smith Real Evangelism 
  • Worked with the Billy Graham Asociation during the Atlanta Crusade
  • Founder of Youth Alive Ministries
  • Former Minister of Evangelism FBC Snellville, Ga.
  • President of Starlight Ministries Inc.
  • Has shared preaching platforms with pastors and evangelist such as Johnny Hunt, Rick Stanley, Rick Coram, James Merritt, Jay Strack 
  • Staff Evangelist at FBC Snellville, Ga.
  • Former Associate Pastor Bellaire Baptist Church Bossier City, La.
  • Executive Producer of Starla's recordings 


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