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B.S. (Bellevue University)
M.A. (Liberty University)
M.Div. (Liberty University)
D.PTh. (Master’s International University of Divinity)

Th.D. (Student; Forge Theological Seminary)

IABC Certified


  • “Family Ministry and Autism”. Arkansas Baptist News (April 15, 2021)

  • “Autism and Gospel Communication”. Arkansas Baptist News (April 8, 2021)

  • “The Blessing of Autism”. The Baptist Trumpet (April 18, 2023)

Courses taught

  • Introduction to Biblical Counseling 

  • Theology of Biblical Counseling 

  • Biblical Counseling Practicum

  • Advanced Counseling I 

  • Advanced Counseling II

  • Advanced Counseling III 

  • Advanced Counseling IV 

  • Biblical Counseling Theory and Method

russell threet
Professor of Biblical Counseling | Dean of the Counseling Certificate program


Dr. Russell Threet is from Arkansas. He has served as the Senior Pastor of West Park Baptist Church (part of the Baptist Missionary Association of America), in Ozark, Arkansas since September of 2022. Previously, he served as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Mena, Arkansas and of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Buckingham County, Virginia. Along with pastoral ministry and preaching, Dr. Threet is deeply involved in biblical
counseling, starting biblical counseling ministries in the communities where he has served as a pastor.


Dr. Threet is a Certified Biblical Counselor with the International Association of Biblical Counselors and the Fellowship of Biblical Counselors. He is also a training center director with those organizations, allowing him to train biblical counselors in their process of certification. Dr. Threet is also a Commissioned Addictions Biblical Counselor with The Addiction Connection, having completed specialized training in using a biblical perspective to help those who struggle with addiction. He also serves as the President of Arkansas Life and Liberty, an organization dedicated to passing legislation consistent with a biblical worldview.

Dr. Threet received his Doctor of Practical Theology from Master’s International University of Divinity and is currently pursuing the Doctor of Ministry degree, focusing his project on equipping local churches to minister to autistic individuals and their families. Dr. Threet also serves as a writer for The Baptist Expositor, the Sunday School publishing ministry of the Baptist Missionary Association of America. He has been married to his wife, Sarah since 2008 and together they have three sons. When not spending time with family or serving his church, Dr. Threet enjoys hunting, shooting, and coaching youth football.

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