|Birth: ||Jun. 27, 1866|
|Death: ||Jun. 15, 1923|
Eudorus N. Bell (1866-1923), better known as E. N., was elected as the first general chairman—later changed to general superintendent—of the Assemblies of God. He had pastored Baptist churches for 17 years when he became a Pentecostal in 1908. One of the better educated founders of the Assemblies of God, he received higher education at Stetson University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the University of Chicago.
Bell's first Pentecostal pastorate was in Malvern, Arkansas, where he published a monthly paper, Word and Witness. In December 1913 his paper published the "Call" to Hot Springs, Arkansas, that resulted in the organization of the Assemblies of God. He was elected chairman at the April 1914 meeting. Later he served as editor of the Pentecostal Evangel, general secretary, and again as general chairman.
Bell supported the creation of a Bible school in Springfield, Missouri, and hoped to teach there after completing his duties as general chairman. But this leader—whom J. Roswell Flower called, "The sweetest, safest and sanest" man he had met in the Pentecostal movement—never lived to fulfill his wishes, for he died in office in June 1923.
Maple Park Cemetery
Plot: S.E. Quarter of Lot 22 in Block 76
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Record added: Aug 03, 2007
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