Rev. J. Loren Russell, Assoc. Minister / Men's Ministry

James Loren Russell was born in Harlem, New York and raised in the Bronx, where he and Evelyn, his wife of nearly twenty-one years, currently reside.
Loren began his professional career as a life insurance agent, quickly rising to sales manager and then senior management. To fulfill his entrepreneurial ambitions, Loren established The JLR Company in 1992 to provide financial planning services, as well as motivational and developmental seminars and workshops. The JLR Company currently provides public relations, marketing, event planning services, and three (3) unique services he pioneered for the religious community called Biblical Economics. He is employed with the North American Mission Board as the Regional Team Leader for Region 1.
Loren's commitment to spreading the Gospel keeps him very busy. He serves as an Associate Minister and teaches Sunday School at both The Goodwill Baptist Church and The Greater Universal Baptist Church in the Bronx, NY. In addition, he assisted the retiring pastor of the Community Memorial Baptist Church in Yonkers, NY. Loren received his Master's of Divinity degree from Drew University Theological Seminary in May 2006.
Civically, Loren Chairs the Board of the Volunteer Center of Westchester; is the President of the Home/Simpson Street Homeowners Association; vice chairman of the Community League of the Heights, a member of the Area Impact Council of the United Way of Westchester and Putnam; and provides the voice for the Speaking Community Calendar on BronxNet, the local cable network.
Loren created and hosted O.P.P.  Other People's Problems on WWRL (1600 AM). This talk show helped the listening audience maximize their potential by interviewing ordinary people doing extraordinary things.  He is one of the individuals profiled in the book, Children of the Dream - The Psychology of Black Success by Audrey Edwards and Dr. Craig Polite. Loren is frequently the keynote speaker/preacher, workshop leader, motivational speaker, and worship leader and/or master of ceremonies for a variety of programs and organizations.
There is one quote that is a favorite of Loren's from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and epitomizes his philosophy on life.  It states, "We must all learn to live together as brothers or we will all perish together as fools."