Jackie Russell

Board of Directors: Jackie Russell

Jackie Russell
Director of Community Services for Faithful Central Bible Church

In 1992, Reverend Russell coordinated the relief efforts of hundreds of spontaneous volunteers in response to civil unrest in Los Angeles California, where much of the inner city was in a tumultuous blaze and faced with major service interruption. Again, in 1994, she led volunteers to respond to the needs of local residents during the Northridge Earthquake, which was one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history. Since that time, the Community Service Ministry of Faithful Central Bible Church continues to be a collaborating outreach partner with the cities of Los Angeles and Inglewood, California, as well as the County of Los Angeles, local churches and nonprofit agencies.

In addition to overseeing the entire community outreach effort of Faithful Central Church, Rev. Russell leads the church’s disaster preparedness team. She trains hundreds of community volunteers every year in disaster preparedness. She is an active member and past Chair of The Board of Directors for the Emergency Network of Los Angeles (Los Angeles County VOAD). She is a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers and has co-authored “Disaster Preparedness Manual for Worship Centers”