Through this program, and the help of God we were able to raise a half a million dollars within a six week time span. Russ’s program not only generated finances but pulled our membership together in an unprecedented way. Only in eternity will Russ Priddy know how much he has added to this ministry by helping to free our hands up for true Kingdom ministry.
Russ recommended a 3 year stewardship campaign and our council approved the “Touching Tomorrow Today” campaign. Our financial results were absolutely beyond our wildest imaginations, but more importantly the campaign was able to draw our church together because of the structure provided by Russ and his many years of experience of consulting on different campaigns as well as his many years as a pastor.
Stewardship Chair, New Springfield Church of God
Over 200 families have made commitments in writing to the campaign. This is simply amazing!! Our “First fruit” Sunday yielded $85,000. This significantly exceeded my expectation! The total amount committed approached $900,000 – Astounding result! Based on the aforementioned outcomes, I would like to thank you for your support with our Capital Campaign. Your program and your personal support was exactly what my church needed for them to launch into this Vision.
Senior Pastor, The Rock Worship Center
We have had the help, guidance and leadership of Russ throughout our capital campaign and were able to successfully acquire commitments for 3 times our annual budget to our new building program. This was an excellent result, and due to the materials and guidance of Russ Priddy this was made possible. Russ, thank you for your help and encouragement and I would recommend you to anyone who is looking to initiate a capital campaign.
B. Andrew King
Lead Pastor, Highland Village
The timing was just right as we had just completed our construction project and financing. I shared with Russ Priddy what I was sensing and he came and met with me and my team and we tailored a capital campaign program that was designed for our church culture. To our pleasant surprise, the campaign exceeded our expectations and the participation from the congregation was more than we could have asked.
Lead Pastor, Expression Church
I am writing to thank you so much for sharing with the Carolina Church family as we celebrated the breaking of Holy ground on which the first phase of the vision that God has given to me will be erected. I am honored that you would take time out of your busy schedule to come and share this momentous and auspicious occasion with us. We are blessed to be associated with persons of your caliber. Thank you for partnering with our ministry to bring this vision to fruition.
Anthony E. Moore
Senior Pastor, Carolina Missionary Baptist Church
“In ministry God brings people across your path at the right time to help you accomplish your work for Him. Such was the case with Ascend Stewardship Solutions. Russ and his team were not only a great source of information and resources but a great help in gaining the financial foundation needed to fulfill the next steps of God’s vision for us. Not only was Russ very professional but I found him to be genuine in his desire to help. I not only have found a resource for our ministry but a genuine partner and friend in ministry. From record offerings to reassuring phone calls Russ Priddy and Ascend Stewardship have been a pleasure to work with. I am already looking forward to our next capital campaign.”
Pastor Greg Neal
Immanuel Baptist Church, Jacksonville Fl
“Russ is very dedicated to church success … with great follow-through and individualized attention. I count on him as one of the most helpful persons I have encountered as a church administrator. I recommend him to anyone looking for help with church finance issues”