Brian Russell

Brian has been involved in ministry for much of his career. He was active in cross-cultural work and kingdom business ventures in North Africa for more than a decade. Brian currently serves as the Executive Director of YouVersion — maker of the Bible App and the Bible App for Kids, which have been installed on more than 250 million devices around the world. It is YouVersion’s goal to help people engage with the Bible in their daily lives through creating simple, ad-free opportunities to access God’s Word through mobile phones, tablets, computers and more.

YouVersion is a ministry of Life.Church, one of the largest churches in the United States, with approximately 75,000 people attending 25 physical locations each weekend. In addition, more than 100,000 attend its online campus every week.

Brian lives with his wife, Maureen, and their four children in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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