Lead Pastor Russ Cochran is a graduate of Vennard College. In 1992 he married Jennifer DeSpain and they have three daughters and one son. They enjoy 3 beautiful granddaughters and a grandson. Pastor Russ has been a Pastor since June of 1992. In August of 1998, he was called to Pastor Refuge Ministries. Besides the pastorate duties here at Refuge, Pastor Russ also preaches revivals and youth camps, announces Bulldawg Football, Lady Dawg basketball, and coaches a variety of sports. He has a passion for evangelism, discipleship training and church planting. His wife is currently a math teacher at Copperas Cove High School in Copperas Cove and they are both very active in the community.