Our pastor, the Reverend Donald R. Shell, who spent a good portion of his childhood as the son of missionaries in Nigeria, West Africa, is a loving, gifted, true teacher of the Word of God.
He received his B.A. from the Multnomah School of the Bible in 1971 with a major in Bible and a minor in N.T. Greek. In 1976 he received his Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary with a major in Systematic Theology and a minor in Semitic Languages.
His pastoral service to the Lord has spanned many years, and he has been in his present position at Nepaug Bible Church since 1982. Prior to this he served another ten years as a Pastoral Assistant or Adult Teacher in various other churches. He has taught in the states of Washington, Oregon, California, Texas, Nebraska and Connecticut.
His love of our Lord, Jesus Christ, is evident as he preaches the Word of God from his heart.
We praise our Lord that He has allowed us to have such a gifted pastor in our church in the small town of New Hartford, Connecticut.