rusty collins, Technical arts director

As the Technical Arts Director, I am responsible for ensuring worship services, SS/Bible Classes and all special events at St. John have the audio/visual requirements needed to support the event. I also train and coordinate our volunteers on the A/V team who run sound, slides, cameras, and lighting for all our services.


I have always been interested in the technical side of productions, starting over 40 years ago as a volunteer at the local community theater, where I learned all aspects of productions.  I soon began running sound at my church in Midland, TX and supporting the puppet ministry with both sound and lighting. I have been involved at St. John as a volunteer since I moved here in 1994.


In 2017 I was able to retire from the oil industry after 36 years. Retirement didn’t last too long as St. John offered me a part time job as Technical Arts Director. This has been a great opportunity for me to continue serving God and grow my knowledge in the Technical Arts. I look forward to seeing how God uses St. John to grow His kingdom.


My wife Linda is on staff as well. We have three grown children Tiffany, Stephen, and Elizabeth and four grandchildren Rory, Leo, Elliott, and Casper. They are such a joy to have around and keep us young. When not playing with grandkids I enjoy golf, photography, and travel.

Contact Rusty here.