Rita R. Russell was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is the oldest of two. She has a degree in finance and is currently employed as a bank manager for a large financial institution. She has been married to her husband, Rev. Dr. Stephen Russell Jr, for 21 years and is the proud mother of three children, Ryan, Ciera, and Stephen. At Calvary Baptist Church, Rita is involved in the scholarship ministry, women’s ministry, and has volunteered with the outreach ministry, as well as participating in the drama ministry. She adores the members of Calvary and enjoys the family atmosphere of the ministry. Rita’s main focus when it comes to ministry is her family. Her husband and children mean the world to her. She loves to spend time with family and friends