Pastor Russ and Yanna moved to Nova Scotia from Fort St. John, B.C. in September, 1996. After graduating from A.S.K. Bible Training Centre, Pastor Russ joined the staff at Rock in January, 1999, answering the call to serve as a support to Pastor Ted Yuke, our Founding and Senior Pastor for 38 years. Over the 11 years he served Pastor Ted, his roles were varied from Administrator to Senior Associate. On September 13, 2009, Pastor Russ and Yanna were commissioned as the Lead Pastors. Pastor Russ communicates his heart for God and His people with vigour and passion and is motivated by his heart to see believers in Christ committed to the life-long process of person growth - both spiritual and emotional. Married in March 1991, Pastor Russ and Yanna have raised four sons, Garret, Morgan (Annaly), Tristin, and Spencer (Sarah).
In 2009, after 38 years as the Lead Pastor, Pastor Ted transitioned the mantle of leadership to our current Lead Pastor, Russ Conway. Recognizing the apostolic call on his life, the majority of Pastor Ted's ministry is now given to the mandate of encouraging pastors and Church leaders around the world. Pastor Ted is passionate to see a renewed hunger for the Holy Spirit to empower the Church to become all that God intended it to be. Pastor Ted and Gloria have one son, Tim. Tim and his wife Marni are involved in a number of the ministries of Rock Church and reside in Halifax with their three children, Liberty, Lincoln, and Levi.