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Russ Dean is co-pastor of Park Road Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. He holds degrees from Furman University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Beeson Divinity School. He and his wife, Amy, have been co-pastors of Park Road since 2000. They are parents of two sons. Russ is active in social justice ministries and interfaith dialogue. He enjoys wood working, playing jazz, slalom or barefoot water skiing, hiking and camping. Learn more about him.
By Russ Dean We live in a frightening world. Everywhere we turn there are reminders. There is violence in the streets; multiple killings seem commonplace and no place seems to be immune from the crosshairs of the lone gunman; our…