Meet our team

  • pASTOR lEWIS & shERRY RUSSO

    Pastor Lewis and Sherry Russo are California natives and have lived within the SoCal region of Riverside County for a significant part of their lives. After having known each other since childhood, they would later marry at the age of twenty-one. Lewis and Sherry have been blessed with a wonderful son named Daniel, who is married to their beautiful daughter-in-law, Hannah. Along with two ‘adopted sons’ [in theory], Westin and Manny, they strive to blaze a trail in life in a way that others may follow. 


    As Assemblies of God ministers, Lewis and Sherry have been blessed to serve Jesus together as overseas Missionaries; Youth Pastors; Church Planters; Lead Pastors; and Rehabilitation/Restoration Directors. They now have the distinguished honor of Pastoring this excellent group of people in the Murrieta/Temecula Valley, where their hearts carry a God-induced burden for the hurting and destitute within their city! The Russo’s desire to continually touch the heart of God, as they strive to raise up a Church that Restores people, Equips people, and Reaches out to touch this generation with the love of Jesus Christ!

  • aSSOCIATE PASTOR SYLVESTER & BEVERLY SOUTHALL

    Pastor Sylvester and Beverly Southall have lived in the SoCal region of Riverside County for the past thirty-six years. Beverly and Sylvester married in April 1988. 

    They have been blessed with four children: Ingra, Detrell, Barbara, and Donnell. 


    After retiring in 2013, Pastor Sylvester surrendered to the call of ministry, and God assigned them to CityReach Murrieta, formerly Lighthouse Christian Center, where they are still attending. The Holy Spirit has opened a door to give them an opportunity to help their Senior Pastor, Lewis Russo, to enact the Lord’s vision for CityReach Murrieta. The Southall’s are committed to being servants of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; and are compelled to be a part of a church that restores people, equips people, and reaches out to touch all generations of people, with the love of Jesus Christ!