Russell Huizing-Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry
Dr. Huizing joined the Toccoa Falls College faculty in 2013. Before coming to TFC, he was the Senior Pastor at the Pleasantview Alliance Church in Saegertown, PA. Prior to that he was the Pastor of Adult Ministries at the Hawthorne Gospel Church in New Jersey. He has also worked for Unilever Home and Personal Care-USA as the Learning Coordinator for divisions in New Jersey and Connecticut. Before that, he was the Owner/Manager of a family printing business, AlphaGraphics, in Paramus, NJ.
Dr. Huizing is a member of the International Leadership Association and serves on the reviewer board for the journal of Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning. He has served as the Vice President and Acting President of the Board of Directors for the Family and Community Christian Association in Meadville, PA. While ministering in Saegertown, he was a pastoral coach for the Western Pennsylvania C&MA District as well as serving on the district’s Church Health Team.
Dr. Huizing has been published in a variety of journals including Evangelical Review of Theology, Journal of Applied Christian Leadership, and Great Commission Research Journal. His article “Mentoring Together: A Literature Review of Group Mentoring” was a top-20 viewed article in 2012 and a top-10 viewed article in 2013. His dissertation, “The Importance of Ritual for Follower Development: An Intertexture Analysis of Leviticus 23 in the Pauline Corpus” received Regent University School of Business and Leadership’s Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award in 2013. He has been the featured speaker at conferences and seminars both nationally and internationally. His publications and presentations have focused on the intersection of leadership, follower development, discipleship, and ecclesiology.
“Shortly after beginning vocational ministry, it became clear to me that God was calling me to invest into the lives of future Christian leaders. Equipping, sharing experiences, and walking with these future leaders as they identify and begin to fulfill their calling to Christian leadership is such a blessing and brings great joy. Joining TFC in developing Godly character with intellect in the lives of the students is a privileged continuation of that calling on my life.”
“I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings by becoming like Him in His death” (Philippians 3:10).
|Degrees Earned||Area of Study||School Attended|
|Ph.D.||Ecclesial Leadership||Regent University|
|M.A.||Religious Studies||Liberty University|
|B.S.||Organizational Management||Nyack College|