Rusty grew up in Texas and Oklahoma. He received Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of 7. After running from God during high school, Rusty surrendered his life fully to God and His work in 1996. God called Rusty to Sand Springs, OK in 2002 where he lead music ministry, student ministry and served as associate pastor of a local church for 7 years. Rusty is very involved in the Sand Springs community and serves on several boards, including the Sand Springs School Board as President. Sports, especially football, were a big part of Rusty’s life growing up. He is now a fan of the underdog, as his favorite teams are the Detroit Lions (who rarely win) and the Chicago Cubs (who rarely win), no offense to any other Detroit or Chicago fans. Rusty does enjoy playing golf with whoever is up for a game, is an avid reader, and frequents Rib Crib A LOT! (In fact, if you’re from Sand Springs, and have ever been to Rib Crib, I’m sure you’ve seen Rusty Gunn there!)
In May of 2002, Rusty married the beautiful Megan Gunn. They have 3 children together, Gatlin Gunn - born October of 2005, Gage Gunn - born February of 2008, and Bristol “BB” Gunn - born September of 2009.
Rusty’s desire is to boldly proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and the Glory of God through word, music, and life; and to produce and lead disciples who do the same. He has a heart for missions, which has been shown through his missions work around the world, as well as, here in the states. Rusty’s life verse is Philippians 1:20 which says, “I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.”
The Lord has given Rusty a heart for Sand Springs to see this city transformed for the Glory of God one life at a time. Rusty, and Church That Matters, believes in investing one on one in the lives of others in order to meet practical needs, spiritual needs, and spur one another on toward the love, hope, and purpose we have in Christ Jesus.