Hurley B. Russ


Apostle Hurley B. Russ was born February 9, 1949 to J.B. Russ and the late Ethel C. Pittman-Russ. He accepted Jesus Christ at an early age, and was committed to walk in the knowledge of the truth in God’s word.
Apostle Hurley B. Russ served in the United States Army from 1967 through 1970 and serviced a combat tour in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne Brigade from 1968 through 1969. Apostle Russ took an immediate tour straight from Vietnam to Korea, and DMZ with the 2nd Infantry Division. After his tour of duty was over with the Military, he attended college while obtaining a career as a Certified ASC Heavy and Light Equipment Mechanic for over 50 years where he traveled consistently up and down the Northern and Eastern Seaboard.
In the year of 1988, Apostle Hurley B. Russ was united in Holy Matrimony to Naomi Ransome where together they nurtured four children: Robin, Adrienne, Kenta, and Kenneth. In addition to nurturing his family, Apostle Hurley B. Russ preached the gospel of Jesus Christ as he strongly believed that, “As Christ is, so are we in this World”. He also believed that as one lives a life sold out for Christ, he must live it radically with Power, Strength, and Excellence. Apostle Hurley B. Russ’ life impacted the lives of many individuals, and his legacy will continue to live on for years to come.
Apostle Hurley B. Russ stood in the position of Founder and Overseer of Ever Increasing Word of Faith Ministry in Marianna, Florida. Apostle Hurley B. Russ also helped to lay the foundation for New Covenant Missionary World Outreach Ministry, Port Saint Joe, Florida, and Ambassadors of Christ Church International, Inc. in Chipley, Florida. Apostle Hurley B. Russ also established and spearheaded his own Apostolic Training School where he taught the principles of the Kingdom of God and trained ministers, leaders and disciples on how to operate at the highest level in Christ. Apostle Hurley B. Russ’ Ministry extended throughout Washington, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida by way of Radio and Television Outreaches. Truly, Apostle Hurley B. Russ was dedicated to the call of Jesus Christ, and the impartation of the anointing on his life will be remembered forever.
On Sunday, November 10, 2019, at 9:42 pm, Apostle Hurley B. Russ made his transition to eternal life, surrounded by his family at his residence in Campbellton, Florida. He is survived by his wife, Naomi R. Russ, four children: Robin Albright (North Carolina), Adrienne Abshire (Virginia), Kenta Jones (Virginia), Kenneth Tibbs (Florida); eighteen grandchildren; three great grandchildren; his father, J.B. Russ; and ten siblings: Doris Martin, Earl Russ (Jean), Loretha Franklin (Edward), Daniel Russ, Classie Quiller (Ronnie), Wilson Russ (Shirley), Annie Blount (Pastor Leonard), Robert Russ (Kamie), Wendell Russ (Anita), and Mickey Russ; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Visitation will be 3-6 PM, Friday, November 15, 2019 at the M. Sue and Rodney D. Pittman Memorial Chapel, 5441 Cooper Street in Graceville, Florida.
A celebration of life will commence at 11 AM, Saturday, November 16, 2019 in the sanctuary of Ever Increasing Word of Faith, 3749 Skyview Rd, Marianna, FL 32446 with the Bishop Flavious Pittman, pastor/teacher, delivering words of comfort.
Apostle Russ will be laid to rest in the church cemetery, with military honors, under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville, Florida.


  1. . . . I send out prayer an love to Hurley’s family, an friends I am so sorry an sad to learn that he has passed on; I loved Hurley,an so wish I could of had a chance to see him an sit an talk before his passing, he is truly missed. Blessings an Peace!
    Catherine Nowlin???


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