Rick Rusaw's amazing path to the pastorate

Jan. 31, 2013
In less than 5 minutes, Rick Rusaw, senior pastor of LifeBridge Christian Church, summarizes his life story leading up to his salvation and calling. An encouragement for leaders engulfed by not-so-good memories of their own upbringing!

Topics: Ministry

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