Michel A. Bell is a follower of Jesus, husband, father, grand father, preacher, professor, and author of five books.
In December 1985, after a two-year journey to show his twelve year old daughter Christianity was for uneducated, feeble minded folks, he surrendered his life to Messiah Jesus. Today his life goal, his mission, is to teach stewardship of time, talents, money and other resources, and preach God’s Word faithfully, as the Lord leads.
Married to Doreen in 1970, they have two children and five grand children. Michel and Doreen have lived in Jamaica, Japan, the United Kingdom, the USA, and several Canadian provinces. Today their home is Saskatchewan, Canada.
Michel A. Bell Business Experience
Michel spent 16 years as a non-believer and 16 years as a follower of Jesus in the Alcan Inc. group (now Rio Tinto Alcan) where he held many senior finance, strategy, planning and leadership positions, including Regional Vice President Finance and Legal for Alcan’s Pacific subsidiary, and Chief Financial Officer for Alcan’s worldwide bauxite and alumina group. In July 2002, after his exciting, enjoyable, and productive 32-year career, he sensed the Lord leading him out of Alcan then as Vice President Business Planning to become full-time president of the private, non-charity, Jesus centered mission, Managing God’s Money, which he started five years earlier.
Michel A. Bell Education and Awards
Named an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow in 1975, he holds a Masters of Science degree in Management from the Alfred Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T). He is a Fellow of the Chartered Certified Accountants of the UK. Briercrest College and Seminary awarded Michel an honorary doctor of business administration in 2015.
Michel A. Bell Publications
Michel has published several biblical stewardship articles, and authored five books dealing with effective stewardship—four Christaian financial management books
and one time management book
. His latest money book, The New
Managing God’s Money-The Basics, is available in French. Currently, he is working on his sixth book, Business Simplified.
Michel A. Bell Bible-Based Stewardship Blog
Michel publishes a blog,
and articles in magazines and on selected websites. In the early 1990’s, he started presenting Bible-based stewadship seminars at churches, to individuals, couples, and groups. Between 2001 and 2006, he partnered with Focus on the Family, Canada,
and presented specific Bible-based stewardship seminars on Managing God’s Money and Managing God’s. Today, on request, he presents stewardship seminars in Canada and internationally.
Michel A. Bell Media Appearances
A radio and TV guest, and commentator, he has appeared on CTS TV’s 100 Huntley Street,
TCT TV, and Miracle Channel. Weekly during 2005, he presented Money Matters
on 100 Huntley Street. And in fall 2008, he presented several commentaries on the credit crisis.
You can view these clips here.
As well, he has been on a Focus on the Family radio broadcast. On request, Michel preaches God’s Word at various churches worldwide.
Michel is an adjunct professor of business administration at Briercrest College and Seminary,
Caronport, Saskatchewan. As well, he is a visiting faculty at Capernwray, New Zealand's 10-week BUsiness, Ministry, Leadership course (BML)