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Meet Pastor Joe Bella

I'm Pastor Joe Bella and I speak for the whole Bella family in saying how thankful we are for God's sovereign, wise and gracious plan to bring us to our new home at Calvary Bible Church.

Before coming to Calvary I was the associate pastor at Living Hope Community Church in Bartonville, Illinois for almost 7 years where I served as the youth pastor and music leader.       

I am thankful for my education at the University of Illinois where I not only received a BS in Mechanical Engineering but also, and more importantly, received salvation through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord called me to full time ministry soon after but decided that it would be best for me to serve him as an engineer in the automotive industry for several years. I received my training for ministry at Moody Theological Seminary in Chicago and in 2005 graduated with a Masters of Divinity.

The Lord brought Laura, my best friend and faithful partner, into my life and we were married in 2000. We have 6 kids, Kate,Ryan, Leah, Jane, Levi, and Vera. We trust in the Lord to make our family a peculiar people zealous for His glory.

As a family we love sports, going for walks, reading books, playing with farm animals and doing crafty projects. We think Lacon is a great town to do more of the things we love!

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