Dr. Michael S. Bell
Council District 2
Dr. Bell was elected to City Council in 2015. He earned his undergraduate degree in Religious Studies at Jamaica Open Bible Institute. He also received his diploma in Business Management from the Institute of Management and Production, and a M.A. and D.R.E. from the Evangelical Bible Seminary.
Dr. Bell presently serves as the Presiding Elder of the Wilson District, Cape Fear Conference A.M.E. Zion Church. He also serves as the Executive Director of the St. John Community Development Corporation, Inc. In 2005 he founded S.A.Y. (Save-A-Youth) which offers after school, summer camp, and vocation programs to over 350 at-risk youths at two different sites. He also led the St. John CDC non-profit in developing the historic Terminal Drug Store building that now hosts an independent drugstore, restaurant, flower shop, and community outreach center with future housing on the second floor. Dr. Bell is also author of “Constant Contact,” “Winning Them and Keeping Them,” and “Bullies, Buddies and Bangers.”
Dr. Bell came to Wilson with a passion to help hurting families find hope. His vision for the Wilson Neighborhood Renaissance Project is to revitalize the community by creating an economic and social engine to bring back the optimism and beauty to the neighborhood. He serves on several local and denominational boards.
Dr. Bell is married to Veronica A. Bell. They have one daughter, one son and four grandchildren.
His motto is, “I don’t need things to enjoy life; I need life to enjoy things.”
2532 Barrington Drive
Wilson, NC 27893
Boards, Commissions, Committees and Task Forces
- Redevelopment Commission
- Redevelopment Committee
- Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments, Member