Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Stuart Bell grew up in Springdale, Arkansas. His conversion and call to ministry occurred during his high school years.
Further education includes: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, John Brown University (1983); Master of Religious Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1987); Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (2016).
Stuart and Lisa have shared life, marriage, and ministry since 1983, serving churches in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, before moving to the Pacific Northwest. Also, they have enjoyed international ministry in Eastern Europe, India, Greece, and Cuba. They have two children: Emily, with husband Matt, and grandsons Samuel and Calvin, living in East Asia; and Lucas, with wife Kyla, living in Kansas City, Missouri.