Lead Pastor — Russ DeBord
Russ DeBord serves as the Lead Pastor of Sunset Chapel. He and his wife Shari have three sons Calvin, Randall and Carrick (who ascended into heaven). Russ has been in full time ministry since 1982. His previous ministry involvements include youth ministry in both Florida and Indiana, and as a Senior Pastor in churches located in Ohio. He also served as the Ohio District Council Church Planting Director.
Russ and Shari moved to Miami in May 2009 to begin leading Sunset Chapel. They moved into the Kendall area not knowing anyone in the community. As they embarked on this new opportunity they are launching with the current ministry team a revitalization effort for this fantastic church.
Russ takes complex issues and presents them with unique insight. Each weekend he shares the life-changing message of the Bible in creative, practical ways with humor and relevance. He is constantly dreaming of ways Sunset Chapel can create environments that inspire, celebrate life and prepare us to face each day. His personal manner is humble and kind. Russ is a spiritual leader who creates an atmosphere that makes you feel right at home.
Secretary and Financial Administrator — Shari DeBord
Spanish Ministry Pastor- Johny Whittaker
Pastor Johny is a great asset to our church and he preaches in our spanish service as well as teaches a Bible study table talk on wednesday evenings.
Youth Pastor – Alex Rodriguez (wife Amarilys)
Pastors Alex and his wife Amarilys have a passion to see Jr. and High school students experience the presence of God in a way that will help shape their future in a positive way. They want the teens to know it’s time to make a difference. It’s time to elevate. Elevate their lives! Pastor Alex and Amarilys are both native to Miami and have been pastoring at SC since December 2016. They are also parents of a brand new adorable baby boy; Aiden Alexander Rodriguez).
Childrens Pastor – Edgar Santos (wife Amy)
Pastor Edgar’s passion is to teach children how to live for Jesus, making disciples of all nations. He desires that your children would know that Jesus loves them and that they would learn to put their faith into practice. Pastor Edgar and his wife Amy moved here and became a part of our church July 2016. Together they have 2 children; Josh and Lysi.