Amazing things that I love to see:

My eyes

Engaged couples sitting in my office, trusting in the power of love.

A card sent, especially to someone not known to the sender.

Someone trying something new.

The one who does not know what to say, but comes to the visitation anyway.

The person who has a big vision for the church and a passion to see the love of Christ shared with the world.

The person who says, "yes," when asked.

The person who anticipates the needs of the church without being asked.

The ones who believe a sense of humor conveys God's joy.

Thunderheads which are miles high.

Those who can be thankful in the midst of loss.

Pictures of the whole family covering four generations.

Respect given those who grieve.

Toes in beach sand.

Vegetables and fruits grown locally.

People eager and excited to serve.

Those who can see the possibility of their own generosity.

People who genuinely love God and Jesus and seek every opportunity to serve them.

People who seek to discern the will of God for themselves and the church.

And there is so much more.

Moving to the deeper places,


Rev. Jeff Bell

Baptized at First Christian Church, Corbin, Kentucky. Ordained June 1983 by First Christian, Somerset and the Christian Church in Kentucky at Salvisa Christian Church. Jeff has been senior minister of FCC since 1999. He served churches in Salvisa, Wendell, North Carolina and Fort Thomas, Kentucky following his graduation from Lexington Theological Seminary. Jeff believes the church should be connected to the community, acutely aware of the needs of the neighborhood and acquainted with its people. Further, he believes all Christians are one in Christ.