Sami Russo

  Sami Russo is the wife of Brian Russo, our director of children’s ministry.  Together, they love to minister to children and their families.  Sami has served as a volunteer at Horizon Church since 2012.  She came on staff at Horizon in November of 2017 as Nursery Director/Children’s Ministry Assistant.  Sami grew up in a small town in Illinois.  She was saved when she was 11 and felt the call to serve the Lord in full time ministry when she was 13 years old.  She’s always loved kids and started babysitting when she was 12 for multiple families.  She has served as a missionary to children in New York City, New Jersery, Brazil, Haiti and South Africa.  In New York City, she was trained in children’s ministry where she led teams in children evangelism on the streets of New York City and also led the Bronx Youth Church.  It was in New York City that she met her husband, Brian.  Together they have served as summer missionaries, foster parents, and house parents for Miracle Hill Children’s Home.  They have adopted two beautiful girls out of the foster care system named Brooklyn and Katie and have a son named Phoenix.  Brian and Sami are very close and love to do everything together – especially ministry.

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