This is a bio/info was requested and it is used for other outreach projects
Coming out of the 60's into the 70's Russ was a rock n rolling bar fighting party-er, consuming drugs/alcohol and searching every door to meaning he could get his hands on. He was a dabbler in dark occultism and a practitioner of golden Buddha meditation where he was trained in astral projection to seek the ascended masters.... Russ says 'I sought to experience anything spiritual, supernatural and alternative I could .....to find what it was I was looking for.' But I didn't, instead I found myself on the edge of death and hell itself.... see more below under Once Blind.
Russ Dizdar, started out in the AOG Church, was licensed to and then Ordained to the ministry October 1978 reformation Sunday at Green Baptist Church by the SBC. He has served as Sr. Pastor of 4 churches in the last 30 years. He was also Ex. Director of Greater Akron Youth For Christ, a Police Chaplain UNIT 78 UAPD. He is (1982) Founder and now directs Shatter the Darkness and Preemption Broadcast (2007). He has preached in Churches in 8 states, held training seminars and loves to do crusade evangelism. He has launched web sites and broadcasts messages that have been heard and downloaded in over 110 countries. The internet sites have gotten over 70 million hits now and over 8 million free training course and archive mp3s have been downloaded in over 140 nations.
Russ has been on many radio stations for interviews most of which are archived on the web. Russ has spoken and presented sessions at conferences in Ghent W.V., Michigan, New England area, Sharpsville PA, Washington PA, St Louis, New York, Indiana, Nashville Tenn. and Las Vegas, Groton CT, Mansfield OH, Branson Mo, and Canton Ohio. He has launched REEP mission trips in over 70 cites and one into France in 2012, Germany and Poland in 2013.
Russ has studied at Cumberland College 'Biblical Studies', the University of Akron 'Criminology' and 'Military science', 2 1/2 years at Moody Bible School and in 1984 at Malone College went through graduating services for a BA in Religion/Philosophy, with advanced studies in Theology, Apologetics and Greek.
He has studied at Emerge counseling center...Basics of Biblical Counseling, Crisis Counseling and other various training there. Training in Nothetic Counseling, Theophostics, Wise Counsel SBC, Mind Control deprogramming and Exit Counseling. Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy (OPOTA), UAPD police training, DEFTEC law enforcement training in advanced occult and cult crimes. 6 Specialized Occult/satanic crimes training seminars with Tom Wedge/author of The Satan Hunter.
He has been to many training conferences and seminars including those on Satanic Ritual Abuse, SRA-MPD-DID, Mind Control, Spiritual Warfare, Abduction Research, Deliverance/Evangelism and other various fields.
Youth for Christ USA training in leadership, evangelism and youth ministry, International Police Chaplin's courses, Navigators discipleship, MasterLife and MasterBuilders discipleship/leadership training. Church leadership, growth and other seminars, courses and conferences in Church related leadership, management and development.
Russ currently seeks to master NT Greek vocabulary & NT manuscripts and Systematic Theology. Current aggressive studies include Surveillance Technologies, Private Investigation, Criminal Profiling, Forensics, Counter Infiltration Procedures and Trace Evidence.
He has written and taught 14 college level courses locally over the last 30 years. A major course he as taught is 'Preemptive Systematic Theology' and offers these courses as Internet external learning
Once blind tells the story: ....None of the finite spirits or counterfeit spirituality led me to God. It was only when a man so filled with the Spirit of God unleashed on me the love, power and message of Jesus Christ that I found my answer.
When I accepted the living Christ into my life in September 1975 the blinders came off and the presence, power and love of God came in. The clarity between the deception of darkness (even when masqueraded as light) and the truth that is in Jesus filled my life and changed it forever! Its not a religion, not a set of rules...its an awesome relationship with GOD, knowing God is not only possible, God loves you and wants you.
It is the living Jesus who came 2000 years ago fulfilling hundreds of prophecies, He was foretold, conceived and born unlike anyone else in human history. He lived free from sin and evil, showed us what God is, does and says. He now gives to all who come to Him His power, new life, help and the presence of the coming (glorification) indestructible, irreversible immortality. He came seeking us/you and I and no one wants us more than God does.
Upcoming books 'SEEING INTO THE FUTURE', INTRODUCTION TO THE NEPHILIM' AND R1919: The real reason for Armageddon. DARK RITUALS DARK POWERS: the foundations to babylon, THE ABYSS: REAL DISCLOSURE and AWESOME: the presence and power of God in effective prayer ( There are over 100 one hour mp3 teaching on these subjects already for free on the www.shatterthedarkness.net site.
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS/UPCOMING CONFERENCES
Russ has spoken in over 40 conferences in the last 4 years and has 2 more for 2014
See the www.shatterthedarkness.net site for daily update and details on upcoming conferences
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Russ is a 'BROADCAST MISSIONARY' doing cross cultural mission broadcast on an international level, the radio program is called THE RAGGED EDGE focusing on current issues, the rise of radical evil, on evangelism and teaching. Archives from live shows and courses are heard in over 140 nations.