Bishop Shawn L. Bell
God has raised Bishop Shawn L. Bell to challenge the body of Christ to rise above complacency. With a foundation consisting of a merger between the historic Church of God in Christ and the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, he continues to help lead people from destruction to Godly destiny while carving a path to spiritual renewal.
Bishop Bell has made significant accomplishments in the Baltimore Metropolitan area; his message of love has extended beyond Greater Paradise and Baltimore. His gift has afforded him over 20 years of pastoral ministry and the opportunity to serve in various national and international areas, which notable leaders have recognized to be at the forefront of the apostolic and prophetic function within the Body of Christ. He is not only anointed to preach and teach the word of God but he also has been blessed musically as a vocalist. He has shared the stage and worked with numerous recording artists in workshops, seminars, and events.
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He began his education in the Gaston County (NC) Public School System, and later matriculated through the Livingstone College and Clinton College earning a degree in Liberal Arts. It is of greater knowledge to couple education with experience.
At the tender age of 15, Pastor Bell ministered his initial sermon at Vestibule A.M.E. Zion Church (King’s Mountain, NC) under the tutelage of his Pastor and (natural) Father, The Reverend Cornelius Bell. Ordained and Pastoring in the A.M.E. Zion Reformation at 18, by The Bishop George Edward Battle, Jr., the pursuit of excellence was always a familiar mark set by Pastor Bell. God has afforded Pastor Bell, throughout the years, the opportunity to serve in various international areas, most notably he serves on the Board of Directors of Dr. Thomas A. Dorsey’s National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses…which he was appointed by his spiritual mentor, The Late Bishop Kenneth H. Moales. For 8 years Pastor Bell served the Office of International Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Mount Calvary Holy Church of America under the leadership of Archbishop Alfred A. Owens and Co-Pastor Susie C. Owens. In September 2016, Pastor Bell connected to the Global United Fellowship under the leadership of His Grace, Bishop Neil C. Ellis, Presiding Prelate (Global United Fellowship). February 2017, Bishop Ellis appointed Pastor Bell the District Leader over the State of Maryland and District of Columbia in which he oversees 40 plus 9 churches.
Pastor Bell travels extensively throughout the country ministering in conferences, worship celebrations and leadership seminars. His gifting is recognized by many key leaders of the world to be in the forefront of the apostolic and prophetic function within the Body of Christ. Pastor Bell is not only anointed to preach and teach the word of God, but he also has been blessed musically as a vocalist. He has shared the stage and worked with numerous Recording Artists in workshops, seminars and the like.
Pastor Shawn along with his wife, Lady A. Faye Bell are the Establishmentarians of The Greater Paradise Christian Center, an exciting, urban and thriving church located in the City of Baltimore. Paradise has been impacting the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan area since 2003 by challenging its members to realize and fulfill their regional and global responsibilities. With well over several hundred (active) members, GPCC is recognized as a holistic center of Hope on the cutting edge of new innovative ways for presenting ministry. Many of the groundbreaking initiatives include the GPCC Center of Hope Community Development Cooperation, which houses both Adult Day programs and Youth driven activities; the Paradise Touch Apparel and Hair Salon; along with the 180-seat Eating and Dining Facility. Pastor Bell has prophetically challenged the people of God spiritually, and economically to remove traditional mindsets and replace them with Kingdom Building mentalities.
In addition to all of Pastor Bell’s accomplishments, his role as husband to A. Faye Bell and father to Olivia L. Bell has bought the most fulfillment. When you experience the ministry of Pastor Bell, you will quickly recognize the sovereignty of God upon his life, family, and ministry.
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Conference Speaker, Spiritual Mid-Wife, First Lady, Wife, and Mother. Lady A. Faye Bell does everything with grace, wisdom, and inspiration. She has traveled extensively as a speaker and lecturer at conferences and churches. Lady Bell is spiritually assigned to God’s people. She lives on the scriptural foundation of Ephesians 3:20, which states, “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us!”. She looks forward to the move of God that will take place in this assembly of believers and prays consistently that God’s will be done in every aspect of life and ministry.
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Born and raised in Bessemer City, N.C., the only child of Roger and Gwendolyn Lomick, Lady Bell was a product of the Gaston County Public School and later matriculated through the Gaston Community College. She later received her AA Degree in Christian Leadership from Union Bible Theological Seminary. It is of greater knowledge to couple education with experience. Lady Bell attributes her spiritual maturity and foundational structure to Pastors Robyn and Marilyn Gool of the Victory Christian Center of Charlotte, N.C., serving in various ministry and support roles.
Lady Bell has been graced with the anointing to preach and teach the Word of God. She also has been blessed professionally. She dedicated twenty years of service to the Baltimore Government Sheriff’s Administrative Office of the City of Baltimore. Also, she is a much sought-after lifestyle consultant with expertise in event planning and wedding coordination. Now a licensed Life Insurance Agent, she is the founder and owner of A. Faye Bell and Associates, where she specializes in estate planning, retirement, and money management. To add to her accomplishments, Lady Bell is blessed to co-author a book, “Travailing Women ~ The Untold Story of a First Lady,” which was released at the end of 2021.
Lady Bell and her husband, Senior Pastor Bishop Shawn L. Bell, are the establishmentarians of the Greater Paradise Christian Center, an exciting, urban, and thriving church in the City of Baltimore, Maryland. Paradise has impacted the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan area since 2003 by challenging its members to realize and fulfill their regional and global responsibilities. With well over several hundred (active) site members and reaching thousands through our weekly virtual and broadcast, GPCC is recognized as a holistic center of hope on the cutting edge of new innovative ways of presenting ministry.
Currently, Lady Bell is spiritually assigned as the Director of Operations and the Director of Women’s Ministries at Greater Paradise. The Women of Paradise base their scriptural foundation on Ephesians 3:20, which states, “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us!” In addition to Lady Bell’s accomplishments, her role as wife and mother to Miss Olivia L. Bell has bought the most fulfillment. Lady Bell looks forward to the move of God that will take place in this assembly of believers and prays consistently that God’s will be done in every aspect of life and ministry.
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