Skip Bell

Skip Bell

Skip Bell

Title: Professor of Church Leadership
Office Location: Seminary S221
Phone: (269) 471-3306


DMin, Fuller Seminary


Skip Bell holds the positions of Professor of Church Leadershp in the Department of Christian Ministry, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University. He has earned his MDiv degree from Andrews University and Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. Skip has served the church as a pastor, director of pastoral ministries, conference president, and university professor. 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 an evangelistic church, Skip is a student of small group ministry, an advocate of church planting, and is especially interested in issues of church leadership. He is founding director of the Christian Leadership Center of Andrews University and 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 "A Time to Serve: Church Leadership for the 21st Century," published in 2003; fifteen academic and professional articles, and several curricula for professional pastoral development. He is an active member of the American Society for Church Growth, the Academy of Religious Leadership, and the Association for Doctor of Ministry Education.