Russell Glessner

Russell Glessner

Professor of New Testament, 1977
253-759-6104 ext. 104

B.A. Omaha Baptist Bible College
Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary
Post Graduate Studies University of Aberdeen, Scotland

Ministry Experience

  • Pulpit supply and adult Sunday School classes
  • Interim pastor and interim pulpit supply

Professional Overview

  • Member: Evangelical Theological Society
  • Ordained to the Gospel Ministry (Temple Baptist Church, Tacoma, WA) (1979)
  • Speaker at All-Iberian Peninsula Conference (ABWE), Portugal (2000)
  • Staley Lecturer in The Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture Series Program at Western Baptist College, Salem, OR (1990)
  • Guest lecturer at seminaries in India (4x) and Bangladesh (2x)
  • Guest lecturer at Word of Life Bible Institute (4x)
  • Instructor in Theology and Bible, Word of Life Bible Institute (1975-77)
  • Diploma in Basic and Advanced German Language Courses Defense Language Institute (1968)
  • Professor, Corban University School of Ministry (formerly Northwest Baptist Seminary), 1977 to present

Linda and Russ treasure the relationship God has given to them for more than four decades. Their children and grandchildren have by God’s grace given their lives special significance. Russ enjoys walking regularly, hiking, reading biographies, and following the ups and downs of the local sports teams—especially with his son and grandson. Linda and Russ enjoy sharing times of coffee and tea together (respectively!). They love connecting with missionaries and learning what God is doing in other parts of the globe.