International Ministries

Bio for Rev. Jim Bell

February 14, 2012 Page

Rev. Jim Bell

Call Retreat Track leader for "Cross-cultural Global Mission Service" May 18 -20

Jim Bell has served on the staff of American Baptist International Ministries since June of 2005, first as a Mission Partnership Coordinator and now as Director of Recruitment.    Jim earned his BA in Youth Ministries and Biblical Studies at Barrington College and his M.Div./CE degree at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

Prior to working with International Ministries, Jim served as a Youth Pastor and as a Church Planter/Pastor in Southwest Ohio, and made involvement in missions a focal point of those ministries.  Jim also served in a variety of leadership and volunteer ministry roles with the American Baptist Churches of Ohio and the Miami Baptist Association.  Jim lives with his wife Karen and children, Jonathan and Katie, near Cincinnati, Ohio.