Skip Bell

Skip Bell

Skip Bell

Title: Professor of Church Leadership
Office Location: Seminary S221
E-mail: sjbell@andrews.edu
Phone: (269) 471-3306

Education

Dr. Bell has a BA in Theology from Union College, a Master of Divinity from Andrews University, and a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Seminary. 

Biography

Dr. Skip Bell is Professor of Church Leadership for the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University. An ordained Seventh-day Adventist pastor, Skip has served the church as a pastor, departmental director, administrator, and university professor. Dedicated to the vision of a soul-winning church, he has frequently led evangelistic programs, is a student of small group ministry, an advocate of church planting, and is especially interested in issues of church leadership and urban ministry. He is frequently called on to present leadership conferences for the church’s world divisions.  He served as director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Andrews for fifteen years, and continues to be involved with the program as a concentration coordinator and lead teacher.

Dedicated to the vision of a soul-winning church, he has frequently led evangelistic programs, is a student of small group ministry, an advocate of church planting, and is especially interested in issues of church leadership and urban ministry. He is frequently called on to present leadership conferences for the church’s world divisions. 

Dr. Bell counts time with his wife, Joni, and family as one of his greatest joys, and loves just about any pursuit that involves outdoor activity.

Current Research or Professional Activities

Dr. Bell has authored authored A Time to Serve: Church Leadership for the 21st Century, published in 2003, Servants and Friends: A Biblical Theology of Leadership (main contributor and general editor), Christ in the City: Six Essentials of Transformational Evangelism in the City Center, published in 2018, numerous academic and professional articles, and several curriculums for professional pastoral development. He is a member of the Academy of Religious Leadership.