Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Paul (Russ) Cole

Meet Dr. Paul (Russ) Cole

Degrees and Experience
  • D.Min. (Abilene Christian University)
  • M.Div. (Abilene Christian University)
  • M.A., Religion (Harding Graduate School of Theology)
  • B.A., Bible (Lubbock Christian University)
Biography and Professional Achievements

Integrating faith and learning is critical at Colorado Christian University. They truly seek to honor and uphold Christ and his Word in all that they do and teach. Therefore, Dr. Paul Cole's highest priority in teaching is not only to impart information and help students learn to study and think, but also to encourage students to personally consider God’s will for their lives. His specific aim is to help students develop a truly Christian worldview in which every aspect of their lives is lived from God's perspective and Christ is glorified in every word and deed, for only in this way can individual lives be transformed and culture changed.

Cole has over 40 years in full-time ministry and teaching. For 10 years he has both taught Bible in Christian schools and served on the board of Christian schools. Cole has been teaching in-seat and online classes at CCU since 2005. 

  • Alpha Sigma Lambda Innovation and Excellence in Teaching award, 2010 and 2011
  • CCU Outstanding Faculty of the Year, 2015
  • Doctoral Thesis on equipping spiritual leaders through mentoring
  • Numerous Study Guides for personal and congregational use on select Bible books and spiritual formation topics (self-published)