Mark L. Russell

Mark L. Russell is the co-founder of Russell Media. He has a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary, a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a Bachelor of Science in International Business from Auburn University.

Mark is a frequent public speaker and has spoken at numerous conferences, including InterVarsity’s Following Christ, Urbana Missions Conference, and the Origins Project. He has worked as a consultant for a diverse set of organizations from large multinationals to microfinance institutions and has published over 100 academic and popular level publications.

Mark is a member of the Theology Working Group of the Lausanne Movement and a member of its Government, Business and Academy Think Tank. He is also a member of the Faith and Spirituality at Work Awards Committee of the Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality at Work at the University of Arkansas. Mark is also a board member for A Rocha, a Christian conservation organization.

Mark has taught at eight universities in five countries, including Asbury Theological Seminary, George Fox University and Bakke Graduate University. Mark has lived and worked in Russia, Chile and Germany, and has traveled to over 70 countries to carry out a variety of business, educational, humanitarian and religious projects.

Mark is the author of The Missional Entrepreneur: Principles and Practices for Business as Mission (New Hope Publishers), the coauthor of Routes and Radishes and Other Things to Talk About at the Evangelical Crossroads (Zondervan) and editor and publisher of Our Souls at Work: How Great Leaders Live Their Faith in the Global Marketplace, a book with contributions from several Fortune 500 CEOs, as well as a variety of emerging social entrepreneurs.

Mark lives in Boise, Idaho with his wife Laurie, and their children, Noah and Anastasia.