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 has completed additional studies at Wake Forest University, Shaw University Divinity School, and Moody Theological Seminary, Chicago, Ill. 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 and arbitrations. Recognized by his peers in the publication Best Lawyers in America, Pastor Bell currently serves on the Council for the NCBA Dispute Resolution Section and has previously 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.