Jeff's Journal

Please read: Philippians 2:8; Matthew 23:11-12; Micah 6:8

He was called Savior, Son of God, Prince of Peace,

   Everlasting Father, Wonderful Counselor, Son of Man,

   Lord of Lords,

      and yet,

his appearance was ordinary,

   he invited working class folks

   to serve with him in ministry,

      he bowed to wash feet,

      he was born in a barn,

         to unassuming parents.

      he did not resist arrest,

      protest injustice at trial,

      or respond when questioned

         by Pilate and Herod.

He did not call forth bodyguards

   or vigilantes in his defense.

He showed up in out of the way places

   to marginalized people and loved them.

And yet, he became the most significant

   person in the history of the world, calling

   us to love and uplift all those around us.

This is humility.

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.