About Pastor Russell

Russell Silverglate is our Lead Pastor. Russell and his wife, Beth, have been married since 1992. They are the parents to two adult sons, Dylan and Quinn. Russell is the founding pastor of Hammock Street Church, which began in 2009 as a re-plant of another church. Prior to Hammock Street Church, Russell worked as an assistant pastor at Spanish River Church, Hammock Street Church’s sending church. Before becoming a pastor, Russell practiced law (Securities Litigation) in South Florida for 17 years.

Russell is from Miami and graduated from the University of Florida, twice (B.A. and J.D.), and the Reformed Theological Seminary (M.Div.). He is a life-long student of the martial arts and is obsessed with health and fitness. 

Pastor Russell didn’t end up in full-time ministry by traveling down any of the traditional paths. Russell was born into a secular Jewish family (he was even Bar Mitzvahed) and grew up, for all intents and purposes, as an atheist. It wasn’t until he was 30 that his life was transformed after another lawyer shared with him the Truth about Jesus.