Russ has shared thousands of church service messages, authored 5 creation-oriented books, including “The COSΤ,” written & illustrated 2 kids coloring books, developed 16 PowerPoint seminars, a DVD Series & Study Guide, his Grand Canyon Rim, Raft & Grand Staircase Tours; hundreds of radio programs, led dozens of Grand Canyon creation-based river raft trips and more. Russ has spoken on college campuses, at national conferences and appeared on many worldwide Christian television programs. He also has a daily posts on FaceBook and Twitter, always encouraging people to believe the Bible—Word for Word and cover to cover.
Russ has 174 college credits and is an effective communicator with kids, teens, college students and adults. In fact, sharing the information in easy-to-understand messages is his best gift.
After building a successful nationwide firm, Russ gave it away in 2000 to form CESM. A former Theistic Evolutionist, Russ now ministers to Christians and non-Christians alike, stating: “I am not attacking anyone who has been misled into believing in Darwinism, Theistic Evolution or Progressive Creation. I am here to help them, just as someone helped me.”
Russ states, “I’m a General Manager and make logical decisions based on facts. After I saw observable science doesn’t support Darwinism or old-earth beliefs I realized these false teachings are undermining the world’s faith in Jesus Christ. Now I am doing something to help. I don’t tell people what to think; i present facts from science and the Bible. Through The Holy Spirit, those with ears to hear will hear, and those with eyes to see will see.”
How CESM Started
Though raised in a Christian home, Russ strayed from God during his college years where he was an all-division baseball player. As Russ puts it, “I was on my road to Damascus when, at the age of 30, I felt the Holy Spirit nudging me to return to Him.” Russ started attending church and grow as a Believer. Ten years passed as Russ grew in his faith and became a church Trustee, though believing that God had used ‘millions of years leading to evolution” to develop His creation. During this time, he also spent 18 years developing a nationwide management recruiting firm while building houses “on the side.” Then, during the summer of 1998 an event took place that would forever change the fortunes of the Miller family. Russ and his wife, Joanna, obtained video tapes of several Creation speakers.
“When I saw the overwhelming facts which destroy Darwinism and ‘millions of years’ beliefs, combined with the facts which support the biblical accounts of creation and the global flood, I realized that I, and billions of others, had been fooled.” -Russ
Russ began intently studying the Creation-evolution issue, obtaining knowledge from Creation speakers, scientists and even the die-hard Darwinian faithful.
He felt God’s calling to do something more important than making money and in December of 2000, Russ gave away his business to a valuable co-worker and began Creation, Evolution & Science Ministries.
Russ’ motto is: “You don’t have to believe anything I tell you. All I ask is that you look at what I show and weigh it against anything that has you believing in anything other than what the Bible says.” For anyone who does so, it is, as Russ says, a no brainer.