Russell's Story

The reason I am so passionate about Christ in the Tetons is because the process we use to build family relationships is the very process that my father and I used to get healthy as men and to get connected as father and son. Our relationship went from a source of great pain (that I was regretfully passing on to my son) to a source of great joy (that I am now proudly passing on to my son).

The Bible talks about generational curses, and the Bible talks about generational blessings. Our family was in the middle of a generational curse that began when my grandfather abandoned my dad when he was just two, and the curse was continuing with how I was hurting my own son. Miraculously, through His Word and His leading, God helped my dad and I turn our generational curse into a generational blessing.

My father and I loved spending lots of great time together over the last twenty years of his life. He was a great man, and I'm proud to call him my father. He faithfully served Christ in the Tetons and regularly helped out during our adventures. What a joy it was for us to work together to help others experience the same victory that we achieved in order to bless their families for generations to come. God is changing lives and legacies at Christ in the Tetons, and dad and I were so excited to be a part of it!

On the Adventure,
Russell Rainey
Executive Director

Top Right Photo: Roy and Russell Rainey

"He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers." —Malachi 4:6