Lexington Theological Seminary has called Rev. Dr. Agnes Denise Bell to fill the Donald and Lillian Nunnelly Chair for Pastoral Leadership faculty position.

Dr. Bell is the Regional Minister of the Christian Church in Georgia. For 35 years, she has served as pastor, associate, senior associate, satellite pastor, interim pastor, executive pastor, and regional minister. As a church leader, her enthusiasm in ministry comes from her excitement in seeing lives and churches transformed by fresh ideas and boldness. She engages with others in seeking God for a way that bridges traditional and contemporary paths to meet today’s changes and opportunities.

Dr. Bell received her Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Eastern University, where she studied the practices of flourishing African American pastors and challenged research regarding clergy wellbeing. She was awarded the 2022 Dissertation of the Year Award. As an educator and regional pastor, Dr. Bell helps pastors and congregations increase their capacity to be healthy communities of faith. Dr. Bell will join the Seminary on Sept. 1, 2023.