Our Pastor | Rev. Everett Bell Jr.


Reverend Everett Bell, Jr. serves as the Pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in

Monrovia, CA. Over the past seven years, Rev. Bell has led the congregation in spiritual formation, including three Bible studies and a daily prayer line. The church is a community leader in mental health awareness, particularly, suicide prevention. He calls himself a “Hope Dealer”. 


Rev Bell is the Chairman of the Community Advisory Board (CAB) for The Change Company, a national 

mortgage banking company that is certified by the United States Department of the Treasury and the State of California as a Community Development Financial Institution.  


Rev Bell has been championing the causes of underserved populations for over 20 years. He is the Founder of Impact Southern California CDC, which engages minority small businesses to expand capacity and create new opportunities.  He believes that by creating solution oriented partnerships with federal agencies, corporate partners and non-profit organizations, the obdurate community challenges such as anemic economic development, reentry, violence-based trauma, and the absence of job placement can be addressed.  He has sought to address these problems in some of the most marginalized communities in Southern California. His work in the areas of civic engagement and community development, using a “faith-based” model of organizing,  has facilitated work with the University of Southern California, School of Religion and Civic Culture; LA Voice and PICO National.  


Rev. Bell is the proud father of five and will continue to advocate on behalf of the voiceless, as he subscribes to Abraham Heschel’s sentiment that, "few are guilty, but all are responsible."