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Pastor Spencer B. Bell

Pastor - Preacher - Leader

Spencer B. Bell is a lifelong resident of Hartselle. Reared in both First Baptist and First Methodist churches in Hartselle, his faith is the foundation and formation of his life. In June 2018, he surrendered to God’s calling upon his life to full-time ministry at the age of 16 at Hartselle Camp Meeting. Spencer has served as the Senior Pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church since August 2022. He possesses a sincere passion for preaching God’s Word, leading others into a relationship with Jesus Christ, and encouraging the saints of God as he assists them in applying God’s Word to their lives. He remains committed to leading Mt. Zion to effectively fulfill the Great Commission--advancing the gospel to his neighbors and the nations. He desires to see Christians flourish in their faith, the lost come to faith in Christ, and the preaching of God's Word to remain an integral part of the ministries of the local church. His bold preaching, coupled with an easy-to-understand method of communication, assists young and mature Christians alike in the study and practical application of God's Word in their lives.

Prior to his service at Mt. Zion, he served as a traveling full-time evangelist for Spencer Bell Ministries, a non-profit organization whereby he preached revivals, harvest days, conferences and international engagements, maintaining an itinerant schedule. 

He has also previously served as the Interim Pastor of Gum Springs Baptist Church in Somerville, and as staff evangelist at Mt. Zion Baptist Church prior to assuming the pastorate.  

In addition to pastoring Mt. Zion, Spencer serves as the President of Spencer Bell Ministries, Moderator of the Morgan Baptist Association, President of the Morgan Baptist Association Pastor's Conference, and as a member and advisor on several boards in religious and secular fields such as the Hartselle Historical Society, Terrell Industries, The Hartselle For Tomorrow Foundation, and his an active member of his local Rotary Club.


He is a graduate of River City Christian Academy (High School Diploma), Calhoun Community College (A.S., General Studies), Athens State University (B.A., Religion), where he received the Acton E. Middlebrooks Award in Religion and Philosophy and the Outstanding Religion Major award, graduating at the top of his class, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he received his Master of Theological Studies (MTS).


Spencer presently attends the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in hopes to receive his Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Master of Theology (Th.M.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).


A lifelong University of Alabama athletics enthusiast, Spencer can often be found in the stands cheering on his beloved Alabama Football team. He also is a black coffee connoisseur, an avid reader, writer, musician, and food enthusiast.



Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Master of Theological Studies (MTS) exp. Spring 2024


Athens State University

Bachelor of Arts, Religion. 

-Recipient, Acton E. Middlebrooks Award of Religion and Philosophy 2022.

-Recipient, Outstanding Religion Major Award 2022.


Calhoun Community College

Associate of Science, General Studies


  • Moderator, Morgan Baptist Association (2022-present)

  • President, Morgan Baptist Association Pastor’s Conference (2020-present)

  • President, Hartselle Area Ministerial Association (2023-present)

  • President, Spencer Bell Ministries, Inc. (2021-present)

  • Chairman, Non-Profit Cohort, Hartselle Area Chamber of Commerce (2022-present)

  • Board Member, Terrell Industries (2023-present)

  • Board Member, Hartselle City Cemetery Board (2020-present)

  • Board Member, Hartselle Historical Society (2023-present)

  • Board Member, Finance Committee, Morgan Baptist Association (2023-present)

  • Board Member, Morgan Baptist Association Project Care (2023-present)

  • Clerk, Morgan Baptist Association (2020-2022)

  • Chairman, Nominating Committee, Morgan Baptist Association (2021-2022)

  • Interim Pastor, Gum Springs Baptist Church, (2020-2021)

  • Staff Evangelist, Mt. Zion Baptist Church (2021-2022)

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