A Call to Worship

by The Rev. Dr. John H. Bell, Pastor | Denver, Colorado


I have been in ministry in the Presbyterian Church USA for about 30 years, and, since the fall of 2000, I have served as senior pastor of the Wellshire Presbyterian Church in Denver, located on South Colorado Blvd. just a bit north of Hampden. Wellshire is a large, lively, hopeful and spirited congregation. Theologically, the congregation is an open-minded, moderate, mainline Presbyterian church. We are a diverse congregation and try to be open and accepting of all points of view. We do accommodate same-sex marriage.

My degrees are from Wake Forest, Columbia Theological Seminary (Georgia) and Union Presbyterian Seminary (Virginia).  I am a theologian, a student of life, a citizen of the world and an avid sportsman, and I appreciate “all things bright and beautiful.”

I enjoy work, art, running, skiing, golf, the Broncos, and the Colorado Rockies. I have been married to Margaret for over 30 years, who has been battling Stage IV metastasized breast cancer since October 2014, which has made life fragile and precious.

After a decade of beloved Rottweilers in the home, we now have two yellow labs!

Life is good.

You can contact me at: jhbelljr@gmail.com.

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