Russ Reaves serves as a regional mission catalyst with the Baptist state convention.

Previously, Russ served as pastor of Conowingo Baptist Church in Conowingo, Maryland; Hillcrest Baptist Church in Kernersville, North Carolina; and Immanuel Baptist Church in Greensboro, North Carolina. He has taught a wide variety of courses in biblical, theological and pastoral subjects in several colleges and educational programs.

Russ is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and a graduate of Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute, Lancaster Bible College and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Russ holds a master of divinity degree with a dual concentration in Christian apologetics and biblical languages.

Russ and his wife, Donia, and their two children, reside in Greensboro. In his spare time, Russ enjoys spending time with his family, reading, traveling and running.