Dr. Brian D. Russell

Associate Provost and Dean of the Orlando School of Ministry / Professor


  • Pentateuch
  • Psalms
  • Missional Interpretation of Scripture


  • B.A., University of Akron, 1991
  • M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary, 1994
  • Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary-Presbyterian School of Christian Education, 2002

Brian Russell (Ph.D.) is an award winning professor of biblical studies and former dean at Asbury Theological Seminary as well as a transformational coach for pastors and spiritually-minded professionals. His personal mission is to seek out, study, and embody the deepest truths about God so that he can share them compellingly, lovingly, and transformationally with others. He is the author of The Song of the Sea: The Date of Composition and Influence of Exodus 15:1–21 (Peter Lang, 2007); Invitation: A Bible Study to Begin With (Seedbed 2014); (re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World (Cascade 2015); and his newly released Centering Prayer: Sitting Quietly in God’s Presence Can Change Your Life (Paraclete Press, 2021). He is also host of the Deep Dive Spirituality Conversations podcast.

Brian is married to Astrid Robles and they have six children. He is passionate about soccer, playing guitar and eating well.

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