Timothy J. Russell, CFP®
Tim Russell literally grew up in the business. His Father, Roy Russell, taught each of his 4 children the importance of money and how to be a wise steward of their resources. In the summer between his junior and senior year of High School, his father presented him with a book (Series 6 exam manual) and told him that he should try to get licensed. Tim took up this challenge and was successful in passing the exam. He was only 17 years old at the time.
Tim completed his CFP® coursework at the American College of Financial Planning before sitting for the Board Exam to become a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. He completed his undergraduate work at Clearwater Christian College where he earned a BA in Bible with minors in History and Biblical Languages. After college, Tim completed several years of seminary coursework focused on theology.
In late 2006, the Lord brought him back to The LIFE Financial Group. Today, he manages hundreds of client relationships, leads our Investment Committee for the BRI Life models, and assists his father in overseeing and managing the day-to-day operations of the company. He also enjoys preaching and teaching in churches and colleges across the country on the area of stewardship and finance. In addition to managing client assets, Tim works closely with our ministry arm, Life Institute, by teaching in our Three Day Stewardship Lifestyle Seminars and developing stewardship resources.
Married since 2002, Tim and his wife Christine have two very active boys (Joshua and David). Along with spending time with his family, Tim enjoys reading, scuba diving, hiking, and going on mission trips. In addition, he serves as a Sunday School teacher, Youth Leader and Deacon at church. He and his family worship at Grace & Peace Presbyterian Church in Pottstown, PA.
Today, as a Wealth Manager, Tim uses the experience and education to assist his clients in meeting their goals. He currently holds Series 7 and 66 licenses, in addition to his Pennsylvania Life & Health Insurance license.
Unusual facts about Tim:
1. In 1996, he helped a friend sneak across the border from the Czech Republic to Germany.
2. He almost died scuba diving when a current came out of nowhere and nearly swept his entire dive team away.
3. He was once stabbed with a combat knife.
4. When he was 3 or 4 years old, Tim’s father broke his collarbone while playing in the living room.