Pat Rusch has been with CCC since August of 2005. Pat oversees CCC’s missions ministry with over 100 volunteers serving on 8 regional teams serving 180 missionary workers at home and around the world. He is assisted by his wife, Kristine, who serves as his missions administrative assistant. In addition, Pat oversees various other ministries including adult education (Life Lessons), small groups, and marriage ministry. Prior to this, He and his wife, Kristine, served as the Lead Pastors of Pawnee Assembly of God in Pawnee, Illinois for fourteen years.
He is a graduate of North Central Bible College in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He and his wife, Kristine, have been married for 37 and have three children: twin girls, Patricia and Kristi, and daughter, Nicole, her husband Michael and two granddaughters, Allison and Alexis. Pat is noted for his uncompromising stand for the principles of the Word of God, and possesses a unique ability to take very complex issues and present them in a way that is easily understood and practically applied. In addition to his experience as a lead pastor, he has served over the years as a youth pastor, singles/young adult pastor, assistant pastor, and has served on the Illinois District Resource Team for Small Group Development. Pat is currently serving on the Missions Committee for the Michigan District of the Assemblies of God. He has ministered in many different churches, retreats, leadership gatherings, and Promise Keeper events. Pat's teaching intensity combined with his sense of humor provides a powerful presentation that is both dynamic and enjoyable.