Dr. Michael B. Russell is a servant Christian and is President of Mike Russell & Associates, Inc., and a licensed Insurance Consultant specializing in Churches and Non-Profit organizations. He is a frequent seminar speaker to church leaders on topics such as Church Transportation, Youth Activities, Sexual Misconduct in the Church, Church Violence and how to develop a Safe Church environment.
Dr. Russell has published leadership articles in Christian Coaching Magazine, Innovation Journal, Journal of Strategic Leadership, Journal of Applied Christian Leadership, and defended scholarly research at the Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence and the Regent University Virtual Leadership Conference. He is also a Certified Leadership Coach.
He is the author of numerous articles for Church Business Magazine, Leadership Advance Online and others as well as successfully defended research papers before the International Communication Association National Convention at Appalachian State University. He is also the founder of ProtectMyChurch.org specializing in Church Risk Management issues.
Michael holds an Undergraduate Degree (BA) in Social Work from the University of Arkansas, a Masters Degree (MA) in Communication and Research from the University of Arkansas Fulbright College as well as a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. In addition Dr. Russell has completed an earned Doctorate degree in Strategic Leadership with a concentration in coaching and consultation from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Dr. Russell has been an adjunct professor for various colleges and universities and is currently a guest lecturer at the University of Arkansas Fulbright College in addition to being an adjunct professor for Gateway Seminary.
He is married to Brenda, formally Brenda Davis, for the past 43 years and they have two sons Jonathan and Matthew and 6 grandchildren.