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I have enjoyed the privilege of being in ministry with Russ for the last three and a half years as his pastor at Shady Grove. Russ and I have preached together on several occasions, and he always has a powerful message no matter what the occasion. 

Russ has a clear calling to preach, and he does so in spite of the challenges he faces. He is a gifted communicator and his messages are based on God’s Word, motivational and succinctly challenging as only Russ can deliver. 

I don’t have any hesitation sharing the pulpit at Shady Grove with Russ. If you need an inspirational message delivered from a preacher with a strong faith and driving call to preach, invite Russ to join you. 

Rev. Dr. Tom Mabry, Senior Pastor, Shady Grove UMC

Russ is a great speaker and an even better person. He has a servant’s heart and has never let anything stop him from caring for others. It’s always a joy to have him come speak.

Gabe Barrett, Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, Marietta, GA

Russ, I would like to thank you for all the help you give our church at Twin Harbor Worship Center.  We are so fortunate to have someone like you, helping teach our adult class at VBS and the backpack program you organized last summer was awesome.  You are an amazing Christian and I feel so blessed to have you as a friend.   Keep up the good work for you are truly a “Man of God” ❤️

Sandi Smith

Russ came to Guilford Technical Community College to pursue his GED certificate. He began classes in the Compensatory Education Program and quickly progressed. When I first met Russ he spoke to me about going into the ministry. Since then, I have heard him speak and have heard several of his messages. His passion for Christ and his ability to preach the Gospel surpasses most in seminary. His delivery of the Gospel is very clear and heartfelt. Russ does not sugar coat his messages. His messages are straight forward and leave you with a greater understanding. Thank you Russ for accepting God’s call in your life. Go forward and preach the Word of truth!

Karen D. Shaw, Previous CED Program Coordinator, Guilford Technical Community College, Highpoint, NC

It has been my pleasure to know Russ Clodfelter now for around 20 years. I first met Russ when he was in preschool at Davidson County Schools. His bright eyes and enthusiasm for learning impressed me even at such an early age. He was always willing to work on whatever was presented to him and was a true joy to serve for occupational therapy. As he grew older it was obvious he had so much he wanted to say and was extremely bright but it was not until he received his communication device that the true extent of his intelligence was realized. Once he mastered his device the true extent of the depth of his beautiful soul was able to come forth. He has amazed me through the years with his kindness and his work with his ministry. He is an amazing role model for children with disabilities as well as the rest of the community. Listening to his sermons and speeches is such an uplifting experience in that with all the difficulties he faces, he is so incredibly positive which is such an inspiration for anyone who listens. I could not be more proud of Russ and I am proud that I had a small part in him becoming a wonderful adult that he is today.

Lisa Sexton, OTA/L, Davidson County Schools

I had the honor of being one of Russ’ teachers in high school. Russ shared God’s love and His word throughout the school in his love and care for his fellow students. Russ represented his class by working to help others as a member of the Student Council. Whenever a classmate  had a need, Russ was first at my door with a plan to help. Russ delivered the invocation at Special Olympics several times at Ledford High School.  Student and teachers will always remember how Russ shared God’ love during his high school years. I am very proud of the man he is and how he works to spread the word of God.

Dana Leonard

Russ Clodfelter is an amazing man of God. He has a heart for Jesus and people. And that’s what makes him such a mighty tool in the hand of the Master. He speaks truth and life straight from the Word of God. He’s a great encourager and proclaimer of truth. He has a way of speaking truth so that you glorify God and want to respond. I enjoy every opportunity I get to minister with and be ministered to by this man. God is using him in mighty ways for such a time as this. I highly recommend his teaching and ministry. I know that I am a better man because of his Ministry.

Pastor Brandon Wolfe
Wallburg Baptist Church

I am pleased to recommend Russ Clodfelter Ministries to any and all Christians who need a word of encouragement, edification or inspiring message. Russ is a dedicated and gifted leader who never fails to motivate and enlighten those who seek to grow in God’s Word. His messages will give hope, direction and inspiration to those who truly seek to become children of God. Russ’s insight and knowledge of Scripture will cause even the most dedicated Christian to see our walk from a fresh perspective. His unique personal perspective helps me see my walk in a different light. The only thing better than Russ’s messages on the website is meeting and seeing Russ speak in person. I highly recommend both his website and his in person ministry.

Jim McAbee, Winston-Salem, NC

Russ Clodfelter of Russ Clodfelter Ministries spoke at Emanuel Reformed Church on August 30th of 2020. His testimony and message were delivered by a true messenger of God. His love of Jesus is infectious and awe-inspiring. I would highly recommend anyone have Russ to come to speak at their church, men’s group, youth group, and anyone who desires to hear about Jesus Christ and allowing Jesus into their life! Russ Clodfelter is truly a man of God and God has his hand on him and his ministry. We will definitely have Russ back at Emanuel to proclaim the Word of God again!

Rickey Payne, Emanuel Reformed Church

My husband and I met Rus when he was a student at Ledford Middle school and my husband was a substitute teacher. Ever since that encounter we knew that Rus was a young man called by God. Rus has spoken at two churches where I have served and his sermons have opened people’s eyes to the possibilities of God. I would recommend having Rus come and speak and share God with you and those you care about. It’s an experience you will not forget.

Elise Kennedy pastor of Covenant UMC, Charlotte, NC