Albert Murza is Spirit and Life Seminary’s Academic Dean. Albert grew up in Moscow, Russia, and is the oldest of five siblings. Albert’s father is the national overseer of Russia for the Church of God of Prophecy. At the age of 16, his mother passed away from cancer. He reports that it was a tough time for his family, but “it made us stronger, and we became even closer”.

He attended European Theological Seminary in Kniebis, Germany where he majored in Church Ministry with an emphasis in Christian Education and a minor in Counseling. During his time in Germany, he met his wife Kristen and they were married in 2016. After getting married, they moved to Cleveland, TN where they became members of Peerless Road Church. Albert has been serving in local church youth ministries since the age of 17. In the Spring of 2019, he and Kristen became the youth pastors for Spring Place Church of God of Prophecy in Cleveland, TN. Since the beginning of 2022, Kristen and Albert serve as youth pastors at Hickory Valley COGOP.

Albert and Kristen believe that God will eventually call them back to Europe as missionaries, so they have decided that they should focus on education as an essential part of preparation. They both graduated from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary where Albert pursued a Master of Divinity degree. Currantly Albert is working on Ed.S. in Higher Education Administration degree at Liberty University. Albert likes to watch soccer, movies, build Legos and travel with his wife Kristen.

Certificate, Church Ministry, European Theological Seminary, 2017
M.Div., Pentecostal Theological Seminary, 2022
Ed.S. in Higher Education Administration, Liberty University, In Progress