After The Music Stops LLC

After The Music Stops LLC is a full-service youth ministry, resource company, that provides tools, for parents, youth ministry leaders, and students. Our focus and vision is on ministry after the BIG event. We provide these services by creating books, devotionals, trainings, small group studies, sermon series, tours, and more all to connect students with God. Contact us today info@afterthemusicstops.org or 301-755-9495

More information on the Founder Russell St. Bernard


Training and Coaching

Our goal is to serve you as you serve students and families. Below please see a "limited" list of choices, more will be provided upon request.

For Student Leaders

– Jumping Hurdles: Developing a Closer Relationship with God.
– DOA: Death of Appearance (Authentic Leadership).
– Now & Laters: Helping students develop a plan to lead now and later.

For Adult Leaders

– Ministering to the Hip Hop Generation.
– After The Music Stops (Developing & maintaining an effective youth ministry).
– The YOU in YOUth Ministry: Helping leaders stay true to the call of ministry.

For Churches

– Using Technology Effectively for Christ. (Outreach)
– The Creativity of Christ in Church.
– Youth Ministry as evangelism.

Also available for: One on One Youth Ministry Coaching/Consulting:

– Training of adult and student leaders.
– Evaluating current and future youth ministry events/programs to highlight strengths and weaknesses.
– Developing a growth plan for your youth ministry.
– Developing a strategic plan to help you close the “back door” & get more students involved in ministry.
– Developing “key” community partnerships with schools, government organizations, and other not-for-profit organizations in order to make a lasting impact in the community.

For more information and/or to request Rev. Russ please call 301-755-9495, email, or complete this form.


It’s Not Youth Ministry Unless Youth Are Leading The Ministry!

Rev. Russ – After The Music Stops LLC


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After The Music Stops



  • Russell St Bernard is a rare and unique gift to the body of Christ. During his tenure as Youth Pastor at Empowerment Temple he not only pushed the envelope but he delivered the mail in a raw, uncut but compassionate way. He challenged the teens and equipped the parents. What Rev. Russ is doing to contribute to this generation through the work of After The Music Stops is a hallmark and significant!!!

    Pastor Jamal Bryant
  • I consider Russell a trusted and respected friend both in life and Student Ministry.  I take every opportunity to learn from his wisdom in authentic ministry and investigate his knowledge of current/relevant teenage life.  Rev. Russ leads out in ministry with a sense of compassion and fearlessness.  There are few leaders in student ministry who are capable of connecting students to Christ with such relevant approaches in teaching God’s word, Rev Russ through After The Music Stops is a great example!!!

    Pastor Matt Boone
  • Reverend Russ and After The Music Stops was a blessing at our Youth and Leadership Congress.  The presentations on youth ministry, as well as the sermons were most inspiring to our youth workers, young people and pastors.  Rev. Russ has an amazing gift to present his message with clarity and simplicity.  I was impressed with his passion for effective and relevant youth ministry.  Especially the incorporation of modern technology in reaching the youth!!!

    Bishop Sam Green
Church Leaders
Urban Youth Workers