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John Everette Russell

Contact Information:
P O Box 1021
Bolivar MO 65613-5021


Carolyn and I are blessed with two wonderful children, their spouses and four grandchildren.

Formal Education:

  1. BA (Bible), Central Bible College, Springfield MO.
  2. Master of Divinity (Pastoral), Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City MO.
  3. MA (Religious Education), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth TX.
  4. Doctor of Ministry (Church and Education), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth TX. (See military education, below.)

Credentials: The Southern Missouri District of the Assemblies of God ordained me in 1964. I pastored in the Southern Missouri District, the North Texas District and the Arizona District of the Assemblies of God for a total of eleven years. I was a military pastor for eighteen years, some years concurrent with civilian pastor. I served as an Assembly of God minister for over 40 years. I resigned as an Assemblies of God minister 28 September 2003, leaving with good relations with the Assemblies of God.

Reverend James A. Jones, Pastor of Faith Fellowship Outreach Ministries, ordained me 22 February 2004.

The International Convention of Faith Ministries accepted me as a member 24 May 2004 and ordained me 26 October 2004. 

Military Career: U S Naval Reserve duty, three years, two months and twenty-three days active duty in the US Navy, three years active duty as a US Army Chaplain (Vietnam, 1969) and fifteen years in the Texas Army National Guard and the Army Reserve.

Military Awards: The Bronze Star Medal (with first oak leaf cluster), Army Commendation Medal (two awards), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (two awards), National Defense Service Medal (two awards), U S Navy Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Texas Faithful Service Medal, Texas Medal of Merit, and Meritorious Service Medal.

Military Education: Army Basic Chaplain Course and Advanced Chaplain Course. Army Command and General Staff College. Naval Aviation preparatory School. Naval Aviation Electronics School (A); and several electronic devices schools.

Retirement Status: I retired from the Army Reserve as a (Colonel) Chaplain  in 1988. The Army changed my status to AUS (Army of the United States) and began retirement pay in 1996.

College Teaching:

1.International Bible College, San Antonio TX

2. Central Bible College, Springfield MO

3. Tarleton State University, Stephenville TX


English Bible, Marriage and the Home, Theology, Christian Education, and Philosophy of Education.

School Administration: I served as a principal in four Christian schools, grades kindergarten through twelve. This included helping found one school, reorganizing one school and crisis management in another.

Media: I have some mass media experience, including radio, television, Internet and Newspapers

Published books:


 How to Get Your Prayers Answered: The Biblical Way to Pray


  1. The Astonishing Parables Of Jesus
  2. The Ten Commandments
  3. Essays Exposing The Myths Of Political Correctness 
  4. They All Laughed At Me When I Said That I Was Going To Write A Joke Book 
  5. Jesus The Master Teacher
  6. Alcoholism And Its Cure
  7. A Christian Philosophy of Education
  8. English Translations Of The Bible: A Brief Critique
  9. The Amazing Apostle Paul


1. Life membership: The National Guard Association of Texas (#7824); The Reserve Officers Association of the United States (#0436734), Southwestern [Baptist Theological] Seminary Alumni Association, National Rifle Association of America (#227387103) and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (#10203567).

2. Present membership: ACLJ (#243410); The Association of Mature American Citizens (#65391-1); the Faith & Freedom Coalition (#206558424); Hillsdale College (#1405913), and USCCA #559410). 

3. Past Membership: Christian Seniors Association; Disabled Vererans National Foundation; National Right to Life; Republican National Committe; National Association of Evangelicals; National Guard Association of the United States; Christian Association for Psychological Studies, American Scientific Affiliation (Associate); author member of the Association of Shareware Professionals; and Military Chaplains Association.


Subjects Taught on College Level:

English Bible:

Old Testament Survey; New Testament Introduction; Romans; Ephesians; Parables


Systematic Theology
Theism, Bibliology, Theology (The Study of God), Angelology, Anthropology, Christology/Soteriology, Pneumatology, Divine Health, Ecclesiology, Eschatology

Present Truth
The present-day work of the Holy Spirit

Biblical Principles of Prayer and How to Pray

Christian Education:

History of Education; Methods of Instruction in Bible; Leadership Development; Administering the Preschool; Practicum; Introduction to Church Education; Philosophy of Christian Education; Philosophy of Christian School Education; Marriage and the Family

General Education:

Philosophy of Education

Copyright © by Dr. John E. Russell 2017

Revised 07 July 2017