Defend the Faith in Christ Ministries

"...it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints" JUDE 1:3 (KJV)

                                                            Pastor Archie L. Bell

Pastor Bell served six years for the U.S. Marine Corps of Engineers, 16 years as a quality assurance specialist for private industry and is currently a successful business owner and ordained Elder for the Church of God in Christ having served in this role for nearly 16 years. He has served in education ministries for over 30 years having leadership roles in YPWW, Sunday School and in the Christian Education Departments.  Pastor Bell served as District Sunday School Superintendent for the G.E. Patterson Memorial District under Superintendent James E. Jordan Jr. He also served on the Executive Ministerial Staff and as Christian Education Director for Kingdom Builders COGIC under Pastor Kenneth L. Fowlkes. Pastor Bell has extensive experience in teaching and training ministers with vast knowledge in Christian Ethics and Ministerial Ethics and serves as a teacher for the CHMJI Bible Institute. He has conducted leadership symposiums at the local church attended the C.H. Mason Bible College, Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore and is currently completing his degree at Grace College of Divinity. He is the husband of one wife, and the father of 6 children. More importantly, he loves God and God’s people, he is saved, sanctified and filled with the precious Holy Ghost.  

                                                                First Lady Dr. Freda Bell


Dr. Freda Bell is a native of eastern North Carolina and currently resides in Maryland. Upon high school graduation she furthered her studies and received her undergraduate degree, her masters in Adult Education and Human Resource, a Masters of Divinity and her doctorate. She has worked for 20+ years in both the public and private sector in various areas of management. Dr. Bell gave her life to the Lord over 20 years ago. Prior to moving to Maryland, she attended Upper Room COGIC and in Maryland she joined Kingdom Builders COGIC and served within the women’s department, on the hospitality committee and as Sunday School Superintendent. Dr. Bell continues to serve the Lord in various auxiliaries within the Church of God in Christ. She currently works faithfully beside her husband as First Lady of Defend the Faith in Christ COGIC Ministries located in Prince Frederick, MD as part of the Elder C.L. McCoy District, where Pastor Willie R. Hunt, is the Superintendent. In addition, she serves as a member of the Greater Maryland First Jurisdiction Education Commission and the Executive Secretary for the GMD First Women’s Department under the leadership of Supervisor Freddie M. Joy. She has a passion for education and biblical studies as she currently teaches for the C. H. Mason Bible Institute through the Greater Maryland First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction where Bishop Joel H. Lyles Jr. is Prelate and Superintendent Tony Torain is the Dean. Dr. Bell is married to her best friend Pastor Archie Bell and they have four adult children and two younger sons. Her favorite scriptural passage comes from 2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” She loves the Lord with all her heart and she continues to ask God to use her for His glory.