• Russell (Rusty) Pruitt

    Contributing sermons since Jan 9, 2016
Russell (Rusty)'s church

Heselton Baptist
Vanceburg, Kentucky 41179

About Russell (Rusty)
  • Education: Bachelor's of Social Science; Bachelor's of Individual Studies with a concentration in long-term care
  • Experience: Musician (drummer) for 56 years and played professionally for 15 years; Social Worker last 28 years; evangelized full-time for 3 years in 5-state area; Carolyn and I started one church and then turned it over to another minister. I have pastored smaller, rural churches, and currently pastor Heselton Baptist, Vanceburg, KY for last 8 years. I am also a songwriter and have had 10 songs recorded by gospel artists and groups.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: The Doctrine of the Bible;The Origin and Nature of Man; The Origin and Nature of Man; The Study of God
  • Family: Carolyn and I were married the first time to each other for 6 1/2 years, divorced from each other for five years, and married this time for 38 years! We have two adult children: David and Lisa, both of whom are happily married. We have one grandchild, Jenny, who lives in El Paso, TX. Of course we can't forget our dog Toby!
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: The three most important things for success in preaching are: prayer, prayer and prayer.
  • Books that have had an impact: Knowing God, by J. I. Packer; The Sovereignty of God by A.W. Pink; The Attributes of God by A. W. Pink; Shall Never Perish by J.F. Strombeck; The New Testament Documents by F. F. Bruce; Tunesmith by Jimmy Webb; Fresh Wind Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala; Biographies of all the Founding Fathers; a biography of Matthew Carey; By His Grace and For His Glory by Tom Nettles;
  • Hobbies: Songwriting, reading
  • What I want on my tombstone: Rusty Pruit, saved by grace
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    Contributed on Feb 28, 2023

    Paul uses the word, “paradise.” It is of Oriental or Persian origin, meaning “the upper reaches of the heavens.” Paul was taken where God and other heavenly beings’ dwell.

    WHAT IS HEAVEN LIKE? TEXT: II COR. 12:2-4 INTRODUCTION: I want to acknowledge Dr. John Barnett as an inspiration for this message, and for stimulating me to my own research on this topic. I didn’t quote him, but after viewing several of his YouTube sermon videos, some of his thoughts inevitably more

  • Love The Word, Learn The Word, Live The Word

    Contributed on Aug 29, 2022

    If people are to be saved, it is absolutely essential that they hear the Bible, the Word of God.

    LOVE THE WORD, LEARN THE WORD, LIVE THE WORD TEXT: Matthew 22:36-40 Introduction: Jesus answered this question with finality. He was referring back to Deuteronomy 6:4-5, where Moses reminded the Israelites of what God had said – but more than just, “said,” He gave a “Commandment,” that we, His more

  • No Cloud No Journey

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2022


    NO CLOUD NO JOURNEY TEXT: EXODUS 40:34-38 Introduction: I must give a tip of the hat Eddie Bowling, a preacher-friend of mine, who I haven’t seen for years. It must have been at least 35 years ago that Eddie and I were talking as preachers do, about preaching, and he said, I’ve got this great more

  • God Hates Racism

    Contributed on Nov 22, 2021

    God hates sin. Racism is sin, and a Christian must hate what God hates, therefore a Christian cannot be a racist.

    GOD HATES RACISM TEXT: GALATIANS 3:27-29 INTRODUCTION: A racist is someone who believes that a person’s race is the fundamental determinant of human traits and abilities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of one particular race over another. In his letter to the more

  • Communism: The Spirit Of Antichrist In Our Age

    Contributed on Aug 3, 2021

    The Apostle John wrote that in his day, the spirit of Antichrist was already at work in the world. It has not changed. The spirit of Antichrist is still at work in our day.

    COMMUNISM: THE SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST IN OUR AGE TEXT: “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the more

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