Rusty Nelson has been traveling and ministering since the age of 14. He and his wife met and married over 25 years ago while traveling with singer Karen Wheaton. Rusty and Leisa served as Youth Pastors and traveled around the country ministering at Conventions, Camps, and Outreaches for a number of years. As Worship Leaders, they were able to pour into lives around the world with songs of intimacy and freedom.
In 1992, Rusty recorded a project with Integrity Music entitled, ‘Take the City,’ recorded during a Mardi Gras outreach that Rusty had been leading for a number of years and reflecting his passion for Worship and Evangelism. After serving as Senior Associates and Worship Leaders at New Life Christian Fellowship in Jacksonville, Florida, Rusty and Leisa moved to Huntsville, Alabama in 1999 to plant a new multi-cultural church called The Rock Family Worship Center. Beginning with 13 people in their living room, The Rock Family Worship Center began to reach out into the community with love and compassion. The Church has grown to over 5000 with 5 Campuses.
Rusty and Leisa have 4 children and 4 grandchildren.