Bishop Thomas C. Bell is a native of Tarboro, North Carolina. He faithfully served in the United States Air Force for 16 years. He is the father of four children, ranging in age from 21 – 30 years old. He accepted his call to ministry, was mentored and licensed in 1989 under the covering of Grace Cathedral Ministries. He was given the spiritual assignment to pastor in Camden, South Carolina in 1993. Continuing to serve in this capacity, he was called by God to birth Cathedral of Praise Ministries, Inc. in 2001, also known as COP Ministries.
Bishop Bell’s unique ability to inspire youth, to speak the truth boldly as well as lead by example, his passion for life, and love for people have been used to help revive the true sense of community, breaking down denominational, racial and economic walls. Because of his love for and ministry to people throughout the area, he adopted the title “Community Pastor”. He is founder and advisor of the Young People For Christ/Born For Greatness Organization; founder and public relations coordinator of Brother-2-Brother County-wide Men’s Fellowship; and a member of the Concerned Clergy of Kershaw County. He not only ministers at church, but also through radio and a variety of social and community events.
In 2002, Pastor Bell was elevated to the office of Bishop through the birthing of Grace Cathedral Christian Fellowship, now headquartered in Greenville, where Apostle Sammy C. Smith is the Founder/Prelate. Presently serving as Vice Bishop for this fellowship of churches, Bishop Bell assists in ministry throughout the southeast region of the United States.
By God’s grace and favor, his impact on the lives of people reaches deeper and further than can be measured.
Word from Our Bishop
This year 2018 is proclaimed as the YEAR OF CHAI!
CHAI means LIFE! The number 18 refers to Chai, Newness, Life! This year could be your year of FAVOR! FAVOR! FAVOR! Will you accept it? Are you prepared to receive it? What is your vision or desire? Know that God has a plan for your life and wants to see you fulfill it! It's your time, it's your year, make the most of it. Trust God and let Him lead the way.
"The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you." Numbers 6:24-25.
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