Based in Kingsport, TN, Russell Bennett has been singing for churches and other events since the fall of 2003. He sang lead and co-managed Majestic Heights Quartet up until 2012 and has been spreading the gospel through his solo ministry since 2009. Russell's performances feature a wide range of gospel music songs. From traditional hymns and favorites to jazzy and soulful selections from the gospel music genre. His ministry focus is to reach the lost and encourage the believer. Russell's three most current recording projects are like a trip down memory lane with a rockabilly feel. He combines gospel music with rockabilly, country, rhythm and blues...What Russell calls GOSPELBILLY.
Stephen Thompson of Windrush Productions says, “Russell is one of the most genuine and talented people I have had the privilege of knowing. I have had the opportunity to work with him, both on the stage and in the studio. He has a wonderful voice and a heartfelt desire to minister for Jesus Christ. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who loves gospel music, because with Russell, it will be done with class and dignity.”
Russell is a native of East Tennessee. He and his family live in Gray, TN. Russell is an art educator by profession and his wife, Kathryn, is an elementary educator. Channing, the oldest son, is studying marketing at the college level and has also played guitar and harmonica on Russell's recordings since 2014. Jaedon is the youngest son and is a Junior in high school. Russell had enjoyed Southern Gospel Music at a young age and returned to its influences as an adult. He has fond memories of watching the Gospel Singing Jubilee on Sunday mornings as a child. Decades later and upon borrowing a Cathedrals Quartet cassette, Russell was hooked on Southern Gospel Music once again. Through years of learning and progression of trying different styles of gospel music, Russell has developed a personal and unique style while communicating the good news of the gospel.
Russell has had the pleasure and honor to share the stage with Josh Garner of the Florida Boys, the legendary Naomi Sego and Dollywood’s Kingdom Heirs. Russell Bennett Sings ministry is available for song services, revivals, festivals, homecomings, and other events where a solid, entertaining, and ministry-minded soloist is desired. Russell is always praying that the congregations that he visits with will be blessed and encouraged through the music presented.
If you love gospel music with a different flair, Russell's ministry is right up your alley! This ministry is heartfelt, unique and focused on proclaiming God's Word in song. If this sounds like a ministry that would interest your church or group, do not hesitate to contact Russell Bennett Sings Ministry to schedule your event. Russell loves to sing...to sing gospel music... to sing about God's word and the love of Jesus!