Michel Bell, MSc

Adjunct Professor of Business Administration

Email: mbell@briercrest.ca

Faculty of Professional Studies and Performing Arts

Biography

Michel A. Bell is a follower of Jesus, husband, father, grand father, preacher, teacher, 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 is, as the Lord leads, teach biblical stewardship of time, talents, money and other resources, and preach God's Word faithfully. He fuses his extensive business experiences with bible truths about stewardship.

Married to Doreen in 1970, they have two children and five grand children. Michel and Doreen have lived in Jamaica, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the USA. Today they live in Ontario, Canada. 

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 left Alcan 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.

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, has published several biblical stewardship articles, and authored five books whose essence is biblical stewardship: four money books and one time book. His latest money book, The New Managing God's Money-The Basics, is available in French.

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. Today, on request, he presents seminars on Managing God's Money and Managing God's Time in Canada and internationally. 


A radio and TV guest, and commentator, he has appeared several times on CTS TV's 100 Huntley Street. 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.