As the lead pastor of St. John, Andrew helps shape the overall mission of the congregation along with the church council and lay leaders. He also leads our 3 worship services, visits our members, teaches both adults and youth, oversees the church staff, volunteers in the community, and represents St John out in the community and the wider world.
Pastor Bell grew up as a Lutheran pastor’s kid in Lordstown, OH. He met his wife, Angela, at Youngstown State where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in 2005. They married in 2006 after which he attended the Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg where he concentrated on Town & Country ministry and graduated in 2010.
“Before coming to St. John, I served a congregation in western North Carolina for 4 years. Angela and I have three children: our daughter, Kalina and twin boys, Isaac and Marek, who are all pure chaos and love. I am an avid reader, enjoy hiking, traveling with my family, and watching movies. As a pastor I have a particular love for preaching and teaching as well as helping people grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. I am always happy to meet with anyone to talk about life & faith; just contact me to set up an appointment. If you’d like someone to pray with you or for you, or would like a visit please let me know.”