Rusty George is the Lead Pastor at Real Life Church in Southern California; a multi-site church with campuses in Canyon Country, Valencia and a large online community. Under Rusty’s lead, Real Life has become one of the fastest growing churches in America–growing by 111% in 2011 alone.

Beyond leading his church of 6,000+ members every weekend, Rusty is a global speaker, leader and teacher focusing his message on helping people find and follow Jesus. Rusty has also written several books and writes regularly at

Aside from being a loyal Chiefs, Royals and Lakers fan, Rusty is first and foremost committed to his family. Rusty has been married to his wife, Lorrie, for over twenty years and they have two daughters, Lindsey and Sidney. As a family they enjoy walking the dogs, watching the Food Network and playing board games together.

Latest Episodes

Episode 207: How to win a world series and build a winning culture with Ned Yost

Rusty sits down with World Series Winner and former Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost to talk baseball and how faith can impact leadership.

Episode 206: How to Make Avoiding Burnout Simple with Lance Witt

Lance Witt, founder of REPLENISH ministries and former Saddleback pastor, joins Rusty on the podcast to talk about all things related to burnout: what it is, how to sp...

Episode 205: Savannah from Barna Group simplifies stats on life after COVID

Savannah Kimberlin from Barna Group joins Rusty on this week’s episode to share some of the latest research around COVID’s effect on culture and religion. Take a liste...

Episode 204: Growmentum founders make church growth simple.

Kye Chung and Lee Coate from Growmentum sit down with Rusty and share their insights on what it takes to grow your organization. Special thanks to Growmentum for spons...

Episode 203: How I Broke This: Staff Culture

Rusty returns with How I Broke This, a series where he shares the lessons learned from his misses as a leader. This week, Rusty reflects on how he broke his staff cult...

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