Apostle Debbie E. Russell, Founder / President
Eternal Life Apostolic Ministries International, Inc. Tampa, Florida
Apostle Debbie Russell was baptized at the age of 10 years old at the Mount Pleasant P.B. church in 1973; where she served faithfully as Sunday school secretary, and on the usher board. She received the gift of the Holy Ghost on April 12, 1985. She was called to ministry two years later. This call led her to pursue her destiny as an Evangelist. She humbly sat under the teaching of Minister Freddie Mitchell from Carpenters Home Church in Lakeland, Florida for about a year. Apostle was led to Plant City, Florida in 1987, where she was licensed as an Evangelist by Pastor John Epps.
Apostle Russell evangelized for over fifteen years carrying a heavy prophetic mantle and gift of discernment that has been evident in her life from as early as age 7. In 2003, Apostle Russell was led by the Spirit of God to Pastor. She began her pastoral ministry in Los Angeles, California, where she founded Eternal Life Ministries International. Apostle Russell was again led by the Spirit of the Lord to move to the city of Tallahassee, Florida. There she established Eternal Life Ministries International, which she started in her living room.
Apostle Russell is a creative and gifted individual. She has a love for God’s people and a passion for lost souls. Apostle Russell has a burden for women. Especially young single mothers, because of her struggles raising a daughter as a single parent, she understands the struggle that many women face.
Apostle Russell is a mentor to many young women from the West Coast to the East Coast. Many men and women respect her as a spiritual mother and mentor. Because of the nurturing anointing on her life, she has helped birth the spiritual gifts in both men and women. Her goal is to build the self esteem of young women who have been belittled, battered and abused, physically, mentally and emotionally. Her motto is: “I am prime and not choice,” “Quality and not quantity,” “I am a Queen.”
Apostle Russell is the founder of:
Apostle Russell earned an AA degree in Sociology at Los Angeles Southwest College and has studied two years of Early Elementary Education, and Psychology at the University of Phoenix. She served as the Co-Chief Apostle & Vice President of Life Center International Deliverance Ministry, Inc. in Tallahassee, Florida along with Chief Apostle Darrell L. Pittman.
On October 1, 2017 Apostle Russell was elevated as a Chief Apostle. She covers “The Grace of God Full Gospel Ministry of Cordele, Georgia (Apostle Cleo Westbrook) & SHD Word Outreach Ministry, of Cordele, Ga (Pastor Berna King).
Apostle Russell is the mother of one daughter, and the grandmother to a handsome grandson, who is the apple of her eye. She has been preaching the word of God for thirty four years. She carries a profound and unusual anointing on her life that is undeniable and very prevalent to all who have heard the spirit of God speak through her.
She now resides in Tampa, Florida.