Inspiration / Action: The Importance of Faith & Community During COVID-19 with Dr. Michael E. Bell, Sr.
Inspiration / Action: The Importance of Faith & Community During COVID-19 with Dr. Michael E. Bell, Sr.
WhenTuesday, September 15, 2020, 2:30 – 3:15 PM
CategoriesLectures & Discussions, Webcasts & Online
SponsorAnacostia Community Museum
VenueAnacostia Community Museum
Event LocationVirtual

Pastor of Allen Chapel AME Church in Washington, DC will discuss the importance of faith & community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reverend Dr. Michael E. Bell, Sr. is the Pastor of Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, in Southeast, Washington, D.C.   He began his undergraduate schooling at the University of Maryland, College Park where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology in 1984. He continued on to receive a Master of Divinity Degree from Howard University, School of Divinity in 1995. Rev. Bell went on to do post-graduate work at the Interdenominational Center in Atlanta, Georgia and the Houston School of Theology in Houston, Texas. Dr. Bell received his Doctorate of Ministry from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University located in Dallas, Texas. He was selected as one of the "Outstanding Young Men of America" in 1998.

Pastor Bell, a 3 rd generation preacher, was called to preach in 1985, while a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Baltimore, Maryland, where Bishop John R. Bryant served as pastor. Rev. Bell was actively involved in Bethel's ministry. His first pastoral assignment was at Bazil A.M.E. Church, in Cockeysville, Maryland. Pastor Bell received three additional assignments before being assigned as pastor of Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, in July 2005, by Bishop Adam Jefferson Richardson, Jr.

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Inspiration | Action is a new weekly virtual series of programs by Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum to educate and inspire participants to calls of action and become civically engaged.  Experts will briefly present on four related topics based on one monthly theme.   At the end of each program, participants will be provided digital resources to engage, participate in, or just learn more about the topic discussed.

Please join in on these weekly 45-minute programs designed to harness the collective power of community and its ability to care for and comfort each other in these uncertain times.

Note:  Sign Language interpretation or live captioning for our virtual programs available upon request.  Two weeks advance notice is appreciated.  Place your request by emailing Linda Maxwell at

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