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Apostle Otha Ulysses Bell, Jr. is the Co-Founder and Apostolic/Prophetic Leader of the Speaking the Word of Faith Prophetic Teaching Ministries located in Killeen, Texas. He has 34+ years’ experience in various forms of ministry. He has served the Lord as a Sunday School Teacher, Deacon, Minister, Associate Minister, Assistant Pastor, Pastor, and as a Chaplain at both the State Correctional Institutions in Camp Hill and Chester, Pennsylvania. In September of 2005 then Pastor Bell was appointed as Bishop-designate for the Maranatha Faith Fellowship International of Stockbridge, Georgia. He was consecrated to the Holy Office of the Bishop in the Lord’s Church by Archbishop Charles W. Maddox, Bishop Diante’ Waldon International Presiding Prelate of the Maranatha Faith Fellowship International, and the Bishop G. Calvin Boone on January 14, 2006. On December 28, 2010 Bishop Bell received Apostolic Succession from the Right Reverend (Dr.) Jay E. Bunting from the Providence of St. Alcuin in full communion with the Anglican Communion. He was set aside as an Apostle on May 18, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois and will be affirmed as an Apostle in the Year of our Lord 2014.

He has held various credentials over the past 33+ years being licensed to the Ministry by Full Gospel Assemblies, Intl. of Coatesville, Pennsylvania and ordained as a Minister of the Gospel of Christ by the Bible Fellowship Christian Church of Steelton, Pennsylvania, the Second National Baptist (Primitive) Association of Front Royal, Virginia, the Lancaster Mennonite Conference of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the Association of Evangelical Gospel Assemblies of Monroe, Louisiana, the Koinonia Fellowship of Churches of Chester, Pennsylvania, the Blood Covenant Fellowship Church of Chester Pennsylvania, and the United Evangelical Churches of America of St. Mary’s, Georgia. Apostle Bell is a graduate of the Full Gospel Baptist Bible Institute of Upper Darby Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Bible and Theology, and the Regency Christian College of Jacksonville, Florida with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Pastoral Ministry and a Masters Degree in Divinity. He has also received a Certificate of Completion in Urban Evangelism from the Melvin Floyd School of Evangelism in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, a Certificate in Pastoral Ministry from Cathedral University of Los Angeles, California, and a Certificate as a Certified Chaplain from the Tripp Bible Institute of Marion, North Carolina. Also he has an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree from the World Christianship Ministries of Fresno, California, and an Honorary Doctorate of Letters Degree from the Academy of Universal Global Peace of Chennai, India.

He was the former First Assistant Presiding Prelate of the Maranatha Faith Fellowship International, a former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Prison Chaplain’s Association and the Koinonia Fellowship of Churches, a former Board Member of Yoke-fellowship Prison Ministries, Inc, and a former member of the Church Committee of Justice and Mercy, Inc. He is a member of the National Certified Chaplains Association, a member of the World Bishop’s Council, and a member the Association of Charismatic and Reformed Churches. Apostle Bell serves as the Founder and Presiding Apostolic Overseer of Speaking the Word of Faith Prophetic Teaching Ministries of Killeen, Texas and as Coadjutor of Bishop Mary Ministries of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He also serves in several other ministries and missions. Apostle Bell is presently attending the Tripp Bible Institute of Marion North Carolina where is seeking a Doctorate Degree in Divinity and Grand Canyon University of Phoenix, Arizona where he is seeking a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology/Counseling.

Apostle Bell lives in the Killeen, Texas and is employed by Scott White Healthcare of Temple, Texas. He is married to Carol A. Bell, they have two children, a son, Min. Benjamin Lewis Bell who lives with his family in Chester, Pennsylvania, a daughter Natalie Mae, and three grandchildren.

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