Senior Pastor

Reverend Asa L. Bell, Jr. has served as the senior pastor of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church since 2006.  Prior to accepting the call to shepherd the Pleasant Grove family, Pastor Bell served as the Assistant to the Pastor and as a member of the Board of Directors of Redeeming Love Baptist Church in Raleigh NC.

Pastor Bell attended Anson County public schools in Wadesboro where he graduated with honors. He then matriculated at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received his Bachelor of Arts, Master of Business Administration, and Juris Doctor degrees. He also has received a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (cum laude) from Moody Theological Seminary, Chicago, Ill. and has completed additional studies at Wake Forest University and Shaw University Divinity School.

Pastor Bell is the principle at The Law Offices of Asa L. Bell, Jr., P.A. in Raleigh where his practice focuses on alternative dispute resolution including mediations, arbitrations and collaborative law. Recognized by his peers in the publication Best Lawyers in America, Pastor Bell has served on the Council for the NCBA Dispute Resolution Section and has also served on the Board of Governors of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the Board of Directors of the Wake County Bar Association, the Board of Directors for the NC Justice Center, and previously served as the president of the N.C. Association of Black Lawyers.  Pastor Bell also serves on the Ordination Council for the Wake Missionary Baptist Association.
 
Pastor Bell is married to the former Angela Ross, and they have two beautiful children: a son, Asa,III and a daughter, Allison Christina.