|RUSSEL G. BELL, EVANGELIST
5712 S.W. 35th Street
Topeka, Kansas 66614-4594
|UNDER THE OVERSIGHT OF
LAPOYNOR CHURCH OF CHRIST
P.O. Box 61
Larue, Texas 75770
Phone: (903) 876-4334
PERSONAL RESUME—RUSSEL BELL
January 1, 2010
Russell is a native Missourian and graduate of the Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver, Colorado and has served in four local works: Kremmling, Colorado for 1 1/2 years while in college; 5 1/2 years in Okanogan, Washington; 7 years in Cameron, Missouri; and 10 1/2 years at Northside in Topeka, Kansas. He has worked in world evangelism for the last 18 years.
During these 43 years, Russel has traveled overseas 93 times to preach and teach Christ. He has gone 8 times to Romania, 14 times to Germany, 3 times to Australia, 9 times to Cape Town, South Africa, 48 times to India, and once each to Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, the Philippines, Vietnam, Luxembourg, the Ukraine, Hungary, the Central African Republic, England, Honduras, Myanmar, and Mexico. He also preached in 3 Canadian Provinces, twice in British Columbia and Saskatchewan, and once in Ontario.
Russel speaks at soul–winning workshops and conducts gospel meetings. He also conducts training sessions in one–on–one evangelism in local congregations using the Open Bible Study method of evangelism. Russel feels that ninety percent of the baptisms in our local work are from one–on–one evangelism. The sinners are in their homes, not our church buildings, so we must go to them with the gospel.
I feel that ninety percent of the baptisms in our local work are from one–on–one evangelism. The sinners are in their homes, not our church buildings, so we must go to them with the gospel.
Russel is six feet tall, weighs 165 pounds, and has gray hair and blue eyes. He was born in 1942. His wife, Patricia (McCarthy), and he both grew up in St. Joseph, Missouri. They were married in 1962. They have three sons, all Christians. Russel is also a runner, running a few races each year. He was a welder by trade in Kansas City the first four years He and Pat were married. They then went to the Bear Valley School of Preaching where he graduated at the top of his class. He has preached ever since. Russel re-entered school at the Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver and received a Bachelor of Biblical Studies degree in 1998 and a Master of Biblical Studies degree in 2001. Since then he was awarded a Master of Biblical Studies and a Doctor of Divinity degree from National Bible College in Chennai, India.
Russel has written six books: “Rightly Dividing the Word of God,” volumes I, II, III, IV, and V ($5 each), plus “God, Man, Money” ($10). All proceeds from the sale of books go to the Lord's work in India.
Provided on request.
A ministry to assist churches, preachers, and church leaders to develop self-supported churches
in India and around the world. Financial help may be sent to either of the addresses above.