Ken Russell


Ken was born in Karachi, Pakistan and immigrated to Canada with his family at age ten. His late father was a British electrical engineer, and his mother was a Pakistani movie actress. He attended the University of Victoria after graduating from High School in Powell River, and then began a career in Business Administration, specializing in advertising, marketing, and public relations. He was married to Brenda (nee Hollands) on October 15th, 1983, and they have two daughters Carlee, her husband Chris Brown, and Sydnee, her husband Tyler Tronson. After receiving a call to pastoral ministry in 1986 from Duncan Pentecostal Church in BC, Ken attended Western Pentecostal Bible College (now known as Summit Pacific College) and completed his BTh through a distance education college. Ken earned his Master of Arts in Leadership, through Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. Ken is certified as a Birkman consultant, and qualified as a Crucial Conversations facilitator, and executive coach. Ken and Brenda have served several churches within the British Columbia and Yukon District as …Youth Pastors in Powell River, and Duncan, Assistant Pastors in Port Moody and Lead Pastors in Port Kells, Summerland, and Surrey. In May 2007, Ken was elected as the Assistant District Superintendent of the BC Yukon District and subsequently (at the 2008 Special Conference), he succeeded Dave Wells as District Superintendent and currently serves in this capacity.