Ryan Bell has been a pastor for 16 years, most recently the senior pastor of the Hollywood Seventh-day Adventist Church where he has served since June 2005. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan and a Doctor of Ministry in Missional Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.
Ryan is active in several interfaith groups including the Abrahamic Faiths Peacemaking Initiative and the Interreligious Council of Southern California, for which he served as Treasurer. He has written numerous articles and contributed to several books, including The Peacemaking Remnant and most recently, Viral Hope: Good News from the Urbs to the Burbs.
Recently Ryan began an experiment called “A Year without God” which concluded with relinquishing his position with the church.