Jewish Journal


September 26, 2011

Rob Bell moving to Los Angeles


As mentioned last week, Rob Bell has decided to leave the Mars Hill megachurch that he founded in search of a bigger pulpit. And where better to broadcast out to the world than the entertainment capital of the world?

That’s right. Like many Midwestern men before him, Bell is moving to Hollywood to reach a broader audience. The story from WZZM:

He and his family will move to California in the coming months, where he will work on a variety of projects, which Bell said he could not yet elaborate on. Bell says he will continue to write books and speak on national and international tours, but he will not be starting a new church.

Bell addressed “the elephant in the room” referring to the future of Mars Hill after his departure. “You’re going to be fine and I’m going to be fine” Bell said.

He wrapped his 30 minute sermon with words of encouragement. “We serve a big God and none of this is shocking to Him. All we can do is embrace a future that is going to be brilliant.”

Read the rest here and more from Sarah Pulliam Bailey here.

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