BRENT D. GARRISON
Dr. Brent Garrison currently serves as the Vice President of Education with CEO Forum in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This ministry was birthed at Focus on the Family from the need to minister to high level CEOs and to challenge them to use their business positions as statesmen for the Kingdom. Dr. Garrison currently works with over 50 CEOs around the country who oversee a wide variety of public and private companies, universities, and non-profits.
In his 32 years in Christian higher education, Dr. Garrison served as Vice President of External Studies at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois; appointed to a three-year term as president of ACCESS (Association of Christian Continuing Education Schools and Seminaries). This association represents over 75 institutions with External Studies programs. He served 10 years as Dean of Students at LeTourneau University and Moody Bible Institute. During his involvement in this field he worked on the executive committee of ACSD (Association of Christians in Student Development) as editor of their professional publications. Also, for 15 years Dr. Garrison served as the president of Arizona Christian University in Phoenix, Arizona.
Some of his teaching experiences include teaching high school sciences; college courses in business and leadership at LeTourneau University (Teacher-of-the-year Award); courses in Bible and Christian Education through Moody Bible Institute’s External Studies Division; graduate courses in Student Development at Briercrest University, and an educational psychology course for Moody Bible Institute’s Graduate Division. He also taught overseas as a visiting scholar at Siping Normal University in China and oversaw an English teaching team in a Chinese high school with English Language Institute of China; lectured at Asian Theological Seminary in Manila, Philippines on church leadership. He co-authored a book on spiritual disciplines with Dr. Don Whitney, contributor to The Inspired Leader: 101 Biblical Reflections for Becoming a Person of Influence, as well as well as numerous articles on faith and worldview. Family Life Radio aired a daily radio program by Dr. Garrison on Church History, On This Day. He is currently publishing a book, Leadership by the Book: Lessons from every Book of the Bible (February 2016), Elevate Publishers.
Dr. Garrison has a doctorate in educational administration, masters in educational administration, undergraduate degree in history, and extensive study in Bible/Theology.
Dr. Garrison has been married to Margaret for 42 years and together they have four grown children and five grandkids. Margaret serves as the director of their Missions Program and Women’s Ministries at their church and has a graduate degree in library science.
They enjoy travel--especially visiting missionaries on the field (having visited 40 countries). Brent is a voracious reader, enjoys motorcycle trips (and anything with wheels), golfing, and drinking strong coffee.