ABOUT THE AUTHOR

DSCN0379Rye Bell has been working in the field of Biblical Guidance for more than 37 years serving on the staff of both small and large congregations.  He has taught advanced counseling courses at the college level and has successfully managed the program and fiscal operations of several private ministry organizations, and departments of major health care corporations.

Working closely with church congregations his specialty is Biblically based support for church congregations and their staff.  This support is offered through one-on-one contacts with individuals and families, training interested believers to become mentors within the congregation, setting up the design and operations of “one-another-type” ministries to lead in the Biblical idea of shepherding the flock of believers.  Other ways Dr. Bell works within the Christian community is through:  Church Leadership training, seminars and spiritual retreats.

Rye has served as the President and/or Administrative Director of four in-patient psychiatric hospitals, as well as VP of medical/surgical hospitals.  Under his leadership one of his facilities was named top 100 hospitals in the country with the psychiatric service line also being given that top honor.

As an ordained Pastor, Rye received his Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford / ACRSS – UK (Religion and Society); Masters of Science (Social Work) from the University of Tennessee; and a Bachelor of Science (Education) from the University of Tennessee.  He is also a member of the Oxford Society of Scholars and was a Charter member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Rye lives in Jaco, Costa Rica with his wife Becky and two of his five children.  The two oldest children are married with growing families of their own.  His middle child is living and working in the central FL area.  Rye counsels daily with individuals and families.  He also travels conducting Biblically based conferences and workshops on a variety of topics.  He has spoken throughout the United States and many foreign countries.  Through God’s grace and His mercy Rye is a gifted counselor and conference speaker.