Stephen Russo is a second-generation Church of God member born and raised in New York. In 2018, Stephen received his Masters of Science in Applied Intelligence from Mercyhurst University and currently works in the field of counter-terrorism, focusing on the intelligence process, jihadist terrorism, and prison radicalization.

From Australia to Denmark and all around the US, Stephen enjoys traveling and fellowshipping with new brethren from all Church of God organizations. He spends his free time focusing on writing, reading, studying, playing music, and keeping up on international news.