Russ Dean is a native of Blackstone, Virginia, but was raised in Clinton, South Carolina. He and his wife Amy have served as pastors of Park Road Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.
He is a graduate of Clinton High School (’82), Furman University (’86), the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (‘92) and he earned the Doctor of Ministry degree from the Beeson Divinity School of Samford University (’01).
He is married to his high school sweetheart, Amy Jacks Dean. After seminary, both served churches in South Carolina and Alabama before coming to Charlotte, North Carolina, in October 2000 to become the pastors of the Park Road Baptist Church, where they continue to share all pastoral responsibilities.
Russ and Amy have two boys, Jackson and Bennett, and their favorite pastimes involve watching their boys on a baseball field or a concert hall. When he is not with his sons or in the office Russ enjoys slalom and barefoot water skiing, woodworking, camping, and playing and writing music.
You can find Dean’s Nurturing Faith book(s) below.