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About The Pastors of Enlightened Christian Center in Marietta

There is much to say about the Pastors of Enlightened Christian Center in Marietta.  Here’s a some personal info on them to help you learn more.

Pastor Bryant K. Bell, Th.D.

  • Home Town: Detroit, Michigan
  • Education: Doctorate of Theology Degree From Wayside Bible College; John C. Stennis Institute of Government, Mississippi State University
  • Previous Employment: Director of Elections for the State of Mississippi, Office of the Secretary of State; Certified Paralegal, City of Jackson, Mississippi
  • Family: Married since July 1, 1988; Three children
  • Hobbies:  Drawing, Painting, Songwriting, Singing, Creative Design, Vision Casting
  • Salvation:   Born Again in January 1988 in Miami, FL
  • Ministry Experience: Ministry service since 1989.  Pastor since 1999, Spiritual Father and Mentor to several pastors
  • Accomplishments: Author of Congregational Favor: Living Your Best Life Through Church Membership and Money Favor: Becoming Financial Empowered Through God’s Grace.  Developed Favor School 2 Year Curriculum.  World Wide weekly Live Webcasts, 24/7 On Demand Broadcasts


  • Favorite Thing to Do: “I enjoy dating my wife and spending family time with my children.”
  • Favorite TV Show:  “I can watch ESPN Sports Center all day.   I will always stop for a good documentary or a biography”
  • Favorite Sports Teams: “I like the Miami Dolphins, Detroit Pistons, Tigers and Redwings.  Oh… Don’t forget the Michigan Wolverines. Go Blue.”
  • Favorite Desert: “I can eat Sweet Potato Pie and whipped cream every day.”
  • Favorite Movie: “Evan Almighty:  This movie keeps me reminded that the promises of God are sure.”
  • Favorite Message: The message, “Chasing Donkeys” by Mark Chirona, was a really good message that changed my life when I was about 30.”
  • Favorite Thing to Cook: “I cook a mean fried turkey and an awesome lemon meringue pie.”
  • Favorite Singer: One day I would love to have Cee Cee Winans and Pastor Marvin Winans minister in song at Enlightened Christian Center.”
  • Favorite Songs: “My favorite secular songs are Bennie and the Jets by Elton John, and Faithfully by Journey.  My favorite Christian Song is “The Question Is” by the Winans.”
  • Favorite Scripture: “I have more than one.  But, 2 Corinthians 13:14 is really important to me, ‘The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.’   I need all these blessings to be successful.”


Pastor LySandra Bell, D.Min.Dr. LySandra Bell

  • Education: Doctorate of Ministry Degree From Wayside Bible College, Graduate of Word of Life Bible Training Center
  • Family:  Married since July 1, 1988; Three children
  • Hobbies: Reading, Experimenting with Makeup, Taking Cello Lessons
  • Salvation: Born Again during elementary school years in Detroit, MI
  • Ministry Experience: Service since 1991, Pastor since 1999
  • Ministry Focus: Click Gentle Virtue Contemporary Christian Female Women’s Ministry, Women’s Brunch, Women’s Conference, Women’s Getaway Weekend, Children’s Ministry and Nursery
  • Organizations:  Phi Theta Kappa


  • Most Important Things: “To provide love and support for my husband.  To raise my children to fulfill their God-given destiny.”
  • Favorite Thing to Do: “I really enjoy attending a live orchestra event.  I also like traveling and taking vacations.
  • Favorite TV Show:  “I like HGTV’s House Hunters International and the Travel Channel.”  I also like the Looney Toons Show and the Flintstones.
  • Favorite Sports Teams: “I like the Miami Dolphins because it’s my husbands favorite team.  I even have some Dolphin gear.  I also like the Michigan Wolverines.”
  • Favorite Desert:  “Sweets.”
  • Favorite Coffee: “Komodo Dragon by Starbucks and any coffee from Caribou Coffee makes it happen for me…YES!”
  • Favorite Movie:  “The Thornbirds:
  • Favorite Songs: “I love “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler.  I also love “Faithfully” by Journey.
  • Favorite Scripture: “My favorite scripture is found in Psalms 118:24, “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”