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 pastorrustygeorge.com.
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.
Episode 221: Comedian Andrew Stanley makes being funny simple
Comedian Andrew Stanley sits down with Rusty to share tips on navigating a career in comedy and how you can find the funny in your own life..
Episode 220: Kevin Burrell makes predicting winners and making disciples simple
Rusty sits down with Chicago White Sox talent scout Kevin Burrell as they talk baseball, discipleship, & what to look for in upcoming talent.
Episode 219: Monte Wilkinson makes interns, transitions and life wisdom simple.
Monte Wilkinson knows a thing or two about leading interns, getting hired at a new church, and navigating major church transitions. If you’re facing any of these things, you aren’t alone. Sit down with Rusty and Monte as they talk through what it was really like having Rusty as an intern, as well as the life wisdom Monte picked up through his years in ministry.
Episode 218: Scott Magdalien makes recruiting volunteers simple
Scott Magdalein has the future of the church in mind with Serve.HQ. Sit down with Scott and Rusty as they talk about finding healthy spiritual rhythms after COVID, creating community through service, and how you can lead your volunteers better.
Episode 217: How I Broke This (Listener Giveaway)
Rusty shifts gears for this episode of How I Broke This to celebrate the incredible listeners who’ve been a part of Leading Simple over the years. And be sure to listen to the entire episode so you can hear who won some of Rusty’s favorite things in this listener giveaway.
Episode 216: Leadership legend Dan Reiland makes culture simple.
Rusty sits down with one of the nation’s most innovative church thinkers, Dan Reiland, for a leadership masterclass as they talk about building culture and being an effective executive pastor. Dan also shares the life lesson John Maxwell taught him that he still applies today.
Insightful, entertaining, and encouraging
Rusty brings his unique mix of humor, concern for the Church reaching the lost, and his creative leadership style and strategies every podcast. I always look forward to the broad representation of guests that he brings on to learn from and we get to listen in. Outstanding!!
Great conversations from one of the best pastors around
Biased, yes, this is biased. Rusty is the lead pastor of my home church, Real Life Church in Santa Clarita California. He’s also a friend and one of the kindest, most giving men I know. I have listened to many of the episodes of this podcast and they are filled with inspiring conversations that show his heart in helping others and having talks to inspire our world. Give it a listen, what do you have to lose, it’s free?
great topics for Jesus followers
Good conversations with very interesting guests!!!