Meet the Pastors

Dear brothers and sisters, make sure that you show your deep appreciation for those who cherish you and diligently work as ministers among you. –1 Thessalonians 5:12a

Kevin Bell, lead pastor

Hello! My name is Kevin Bell. My wife, Kelly, and I have two sons, Caleb and Jacob. I was born and raised in Schell City, MO where I have farmed my entire life. A rich heritage was given me as I was raised in a godly home. It was easy for me to believe and desire Jesus as Lord and Savior. We are extremely blessed to have a great church family where we have now served since 1990 in various capacities.

Travis Cole, associate pastor

Hello! I grew up in Harwood, MO, and attended Walker High School. I graduated from Rhema Bible College in 2004 and married my bride, Erin, shortly thereafter. Among other youth activities, I’ve enjoyed coaching youth basketball. Currently, I am Chief Deputy for the Vernon County Sheriff’s Department. I feel God has lead me to this leadership position at Life Church; my vision is for more people to come to the knowledge of Christ and those that know Him to grow up spiritually. To that end, I will help in anyway possible!

Mark Flanagan, associate pastor

Hello! I grew up in Texas, but have lived in Fort Scott, KS, for over 45 years. My wife, Kathy, and I married in 1973. I worked for many years as a railroad engineer, as well as volunteer work with Teen Challenge. My vision for the body of Christ is to enhance and promote relationships and to reflect the heart of Christ in this area.

Allen Landry, associate pastor

Hello! I’m originally from Louisiana, but moved here with my wife, Janiece, from Oklahoma after our two sons were grown.  My vision for Life Church is to help others worship God in truth by not accepting the status quo.  I hope to help the gifts of the Holy Spirit flow through the Body of Christ.  It’s important to love each other in deed, not just in word.

Contact: 421 N. Centennial Blvd.
Nevada, MO 64772
Phone: 417/667-9760