Bishop Otha U. Bell, Jr.
|Bishop Otha U. Bell, Jr.||
Joined Nov 15 2011
59 years old
J. F. MINISTRIES ASSOCIATION INC.
Bishop Otha Bell is the Co-Founder and Pastor of the Speaking the Word of Faith Prophetic Teaching Ministries located in McDonough, Georgia. He has 32+ years experience in various forms of ministry. He has served the Lord as a Sunday School Teacher, Deacon, Minister, Associate Minister, Assistant Pastor, Pastor, and as a Chaplain at both the State Correctional Institutions in Camp Hill and Chester, Pennsylvania. In September of 2005 Pastor Bell was appointed as a Bishop-designate for the Maranatha Faith Fellowship International of Stockbridge, Georgia. He was consecrated to the Holy Office of the Bishop in the Lord’s Church by Archbishop Charles W. Maddox, Bishop Diante’ Waldon International Presiding Prelate of the Maranatha Faith Fellowship International, and the Bishop G. Calvin Boone on January 14, 2006. In December of 2010 Bishop Bell received Apostolic Succession from the Right Reverend Jay E. Bunting.
He has held various credentials over the past 32+ years being licensed to the Ministry by Full Gospel Assemblies, Intl. of Coatesville, Pennsylvania and ordained as a Minister of the Gospel of Christ by the Bible Fellowship Christian Church of Steelton, Pennsylvania, the Second National Baptist (Primitive) Association of Front Royal, Virginia, the Lancaster Mennonite Conference of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the Association of Evangelical Gospel Assemblies of Monroe, Louisiana, the Koinonia Fellowship of Churches of Chester, Pennsylvania, the Blood Covenant Fellowship Church of Chester Pennsylvania, and the United Evangelical Churches of America of St. Mary’s, Georgia. Bishop Bell is a graduate of the Full Gospel Baptist Bible Institute of Upper Darby Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Bible and Theology, and the Regency Christian College of Jacksonville, Florida with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Pastoral Ministry and a Masters Degree in Divinity. He has also received a Certificate of Completion in Urban Evangelism from the Melvin Floyd School of Evangelism in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, a Certificate in Pastoral Ministry from Cathedral University of Los Angeles, California; an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the World Christianship Ministries of Fresno, California, a Certificate as a Certified Chaplain from the Tripp Bible Institute.
He was a former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Prison Chaplain’s Association and the Koinonia Fellowship of Churches, a former Board Member of Yoke-fellowship Prison Ministries, Inc, and a former member of the Church Committee of Justice and Mercy, Inc. He is a member of the National Certified Chaplains Association, a member of the World Bishop’s Council, an Advisory Board Member of the Association of Clergy International, an Advisory Board Member of the Kingdom Apostles Worldwide Ministries, a member the Association of Charismatic and Reformed Churches. Bishop Bell serves as the First Assistant Presiding Prelate of the Maranatha Faith Fellowship International, as a Archbishop-designate, Advisor and Bishop of Protocol in the Abundant Life International Fellowship and is the Bishop of Public Relations for the United Evangelical Churches of America. Bishop Bell is presently attending the Tripp Bible Institute of Marion North Carolina where is seeking a Masters degree in Biblical Studies and a Doctorate degree in Divinity.
Bishop Bell is employed by the LPS Group and lives in the City of McDonough, Georgia. He is married to Lady Carol A. Bell who is an Early Head-start Childhood Developmental Teacher at McIntosh Trails EDC in Jackson, Georgia. They have two children, a son, Min. Benjamin Lewis Bell who lives with his family Chester, Pennsylvania, a daughter Natalie Mae, and three grandchildren.