Brad Russell


A man with a passion for people, Brad Russell brings energy and youthfulness to every room. Living in Titusville, FL with his wife Shelly and 6 kids, he leads The Grove Church to Lift Up, Grow Together, and Reach Out to the community. His many years as a husband, father, and youth pastor enliven his messages and daily life with an incredible passion for families and marriages. Brad and Shelly both grew up here in Titusville and feel called to minister to the amazing people in our community.


Barry russell

campus pastor

After spending  eleven years doing youth ministry in Columbia, SC. Barry made the move back to Titusville (his home town) in 2013 to join our team at The Grove Church and lead our Port St. John campus. He is married to his wife Nikki who serves as the Greenhouse Kids director for our PSJ campus. Barry and Nikki have two boys, Isaac and Eli. Barry is passionate for the Gospel and excited to share it with the people of our community.


Dustin Sams
Executive Pastor

Dustin serves as The Grove"s Executive Pastor overseeing the administrative and operations side of the ministry.  Dustin has spent the past twenty plus years serving in ministry in both Arkansas and Florida. He and his wife Erika have been married  for 18 years and have two children Dalton and SammyJo.  Dustin loves the Space Coast and is a self proclaimed space nerd.  He spends his free time shopping on Amazon.


jason walton

Community pastor

Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Jason has lived in Titusville since 1999. After graduating from the University of Central Florida, and dedicating seven years to public service and law enforcement, he entered into the ministry to continue loving and serving people for the faith, hope, and love of Jesus because of his passion to make Him known. Currently, he is working on a Masters Degree in Religion and Pastoral Counseling at Liberty University and serves as our pastor over growth groups, equipping courses, recovery, and pastoral care and counseling ministries. He is married to his wife, Kim, and they have two children, Kassidi and Jakson.


Josh wilson

Worship pastor

Josh is originally from Leesburg GA and has made his home in central Fl since 2007. He has a passion for leading others into worship and has served as a worship pastor since 2003. Josh is married to his awesome wife Britney who is a personal trainer and professional triathlete.


Becky Sheaffer

Office Assistant

Becky keeps Brad, Barry, and the staff on track each week. She plays a vital role administratively, keeping track of events, correspondance, and daily tasks.  


James Bair

Worship Leader

James Bair has an incredible heart for the Lord, specifically worship through music. He plays such an important role at The Grove, especially in leading the worship team and church at the Port St. John Campus each week.


Brian Hiney

Youth Pastor

Brian is a Titusville native who is currently finishing his degree at UCF (go knights) and building a youth ministry here at The Grove. Brian has a passion for seeing students come into a personal relationship with Jesus and continue to grow into all God has for them.  


Kyle Wright

audio visual director

Kyle has been serving at The Grove since day one. He has always been willing to serve wherever there was a need and has a huge passion for music and production. Kyle is a talented musician and sound engineer and serves as our Audio Visual director over all campuses. 

Holly Kaplan

Titusville Greenhouse Kids Director

Holly an amazing addition to our Grove team. She is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus with our kids. Holly graduated form UCF with a degree in Sports and Exercise Science and and loves to stay active. She is a ton of fun and brings an awesome vibe to The Grove.


Nikki russell

PSj greenhouse kids director

Nikki is married to Pastor Barry Russell and has faithfully served The Grove Church alongside him since the beginning of the PSJ campus. She has a passion for creating; from painting to  putting together kids crafts. She leads the Greenhouse team at the PSJ campus and ensures that the kids of The Grove are lead in word and deed to know Jesus more!

Nathan Scherer

Graphic Designer

Nathan is the creative genius behind all of the visual graphics at The Grove Church. He is a native Ohioan who loves Florida weather. He and his wife Meridith have one daughter named Marlo.


nancy jewby


Nancy joined the crew as a volunteer four years ago and is now on staff as a part-time bookkeeper. She has been with The Grove almost from the first service. She is married to her current husband for nearly 25 years. She has two grown sons (by her late first husband), four grown step-children, 13 grandchildren, and 1 great-granddaughter. She has a passion for crocheting, reading, and worshiping. The highlight of the last five years was her baptism by Pastor Brad Russell in the Indian River on Easter Sunday in 2012!

Rachael Ball

titusville Production Director

Rachael is our woman with a plan. She knows what's going on at all times and keeps things running smoothly on Sunday mornings. Her "can do" attitude always excites the team and her organizational skills are a necessity to The Grove.


jennifer strickland

psj production director

Jennifer is a Titusville native, and although she spent some time away, she returned in August of 2014 and has been serving at The Grove since!

She is a vital part of the team as she helps run Sunday morning services at our Port St. John campus. 

Allison burris

titusville greenhouse kids intern

Working towards her BS in Elementary Education at UCF, Allison is an essential part of Greenhouse Kids Ministry. She is very organized and loves learning and teaching the kids about Jesus. She excels in providing creative ideas to keep the kids engaged and having fun in the classroom!

Shelby white

psj greenhouse kids intern

Shelby has been with The Grove Church PSJ since the beginning! She serves in Greenhouse Kids and is a huge blessing to The Grove Church. She is married to one of our awesome elders, loves everything hair, and is all about Florida Gator football.