Greater Gwinnett Reentry Alliance

It is the mission of the Greater Gwinnett Reentry Alliance to serve as a bridge builder between government entities, faith and community-based organizations, businesses, and other stakeholders in reducing prison recidivism and resourcing effective solutions to the reentry crisis.

Russell Gray
  • Russell Gray

  • President
  • russell@gwinnettreentry.org

About Russell Gray

Rev. Russell Gray received a Bachelor of Arts Co-major in Business and English from Florida State University in 1965 and a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminar in 1984. Rev. Gray and his wife, Nancy, both retired in 2002 to move to Georgia to be closer to their families. They are members of 12Stone Church where he has served as a pastor on call and as a church volunteer at the Gwinnett County Detention Center. He now serves as GRIP Volunteer Coordinator for the Gwinnett Reentry Intervention Program and on the boards of several local reentry ministries. (GRIP was initiated by Sheriff Conway to connect homeless inmates with local assistance before being released from incarceration). Rev. Gray has been honored as Volunteer of the Year in 2010 from Prison Fellowship and as a Volunteer of the Year in 2013 from the Georgia Department of Corrections. Rev. Gray and Nancy have been married for 50 years and have been blessed with two daughters and sons-in-law; Laura and Bryan Bachtel of Lawrenceville, Lisa and Bill Smith of Duluth, as well as the opportunity to enjoy happy times in retirement with seven wonderful grandchildren.

Other Members

233 Completed Projects
100% Support
384 Happy Citizens
467 Volunteers