Brad Russell - St. Louis University
Brad Russell - St. Louis University

Brad Russell

St. Louis University & Washington University

Ministry: Baptist Collegiate Ministry at Saint Louis University and Washington University
Mission Statement:
We relentlessly resolve to advance the kingdom of God by making disciples of all people for the glory of God.

We do this by seeing college students connect to GOD, create COMMUNITY on the college campus, and unleash college students on MISSION.
Tell us about your journey to becoming a Campus Missionary:
I came to Saint Louis to reach college students in 2008 as part of a partnership between the Missouri Baptist Convention and First Baptist Church of Arnold after having served six years as a youth pastor in Southeast Missouri. When I was a youth pastor, I became concerned about my students struggling in their Christian walk after they graduated from high school. Through that God laid a burden on my heart for the college campus as one of the greatest mission fields in the U.S.
What do you love about doing ministry on your campus?
I love the city of St. Louis and a major part of the culture of this city is its universities. I love the diversity of the campuses and I enjoy being a part of helping students follow Jesus with passion.




Brad Russell - Webster University

Brad Russell - Webster University


Tell us about yourself and your interests:
I am a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan!
What do you hope to see happen on your campus/within your ministry in the next few years?
My heart is to see a collegiate-focused church be planted in the heart of the city that would see students reached and then equipped to do life in St. Louis impacting it with the gospel!
What are some of the things your ministry does?
Our ministry has multiple ways a student can connect – through one-one-discipleship/mentoring relationships, community groups, worship gatherings, and missions in St. Louis and around the world.