Russ Masterson is the founding and senior pastor of Christ the Redeemer Church of Marietta. Russ served as a student pastor and a college and singles pastor before founding Redeemer Marietta. By God's goodness, the church has grown from three families to more than 350 people in seven years. Russ holds degrees from the University of Georgia and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of three books: a memoir, 40 Days without Food; a novel, Adao's Dance; and his newest release, coauthored with Pastor Scotty Smith, Searching for Grace. The past ten years of Russ's life have been filled with weekly study and teaching of God's one-way love for us in Jesus—grace without any conditions, which frees, heals, and empowers growth in grace. Russ lives in Marietta, Georgia, with his wife, three daughters, and a joyful labradoodle named Brother.