Reverend Jack Bell

February 6, 1943 - November 24, 2023

Reverend Jack Bell, 80, of Beaumont, died Friday, November 24, 2023. He was born February 6, 1943, in Salem, Arkansas, to Anna Johnson Bell and Charlie Bell. Reverend Bell was the pastor of Grace and Truth Gospel Tabernacle for fifty-seven years.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Bell; son, Jeffrey Bell and his wife, Beth, of Beaumont; daughter, Janita Haley and her husband, Michael, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; son, Justan Bell and his wife, Sarah; daughter, Justina Bell; son, Jonathan Bell and his wife, Rebekah; daughter, Julie Simmons and her husband, Kyle, all of Beaumont; brother, Dean Bell and his wife, Betty of Torrance, California; daughter-in-law, April Bell, wife of the late Joseph Bell, of Beaumont; fifteen grandchildren; and twenty-four great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his son, Joseph Bell; his parents; one sister; and four brothers.

A gathering of Reverend Bell’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with his funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 1, 2023, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His interment will follow at Haven of Rest, Beaumont.

His service can be live-streamed at the following link:

Memorial contributions can be made to Grace and Truth Gospel Tabernacle, 5910 North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77708.


Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • December 1, 2023
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • December 1, 2023
  • 11:00 am


Haven of Rest Cemetery
  • 13851, U.S. 90, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,

Comments (14)

    Robert Davison says:

    Brother Jack was a true man of God, Gracious,kind,compassionate,hospitable,full of understanding and a friend to all. It was a pleasure to have met him. Till we meet again

    Leigh Kimball says:

    God bless this family during the loss of such a wonderful man. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have many joyous memories of your father, and I know he loved each one of you dearly. I am sorry for your loss.

    Dwayne Devers says:

    Im so very sorry for your families loss. Mr. Bell will greatly missed by many who loved and knew him. Let me know if you all need anything.

    Dempsie and Wayne Ketch says:

    We was privileged to know Bro. Bell for a few years. He was a real soldier of the Cross! He was such a kind, caring brother and friend! He loved to talk about God’s Word. This world is a little darker now but Heaven is brighter!
    May God comfort the family and friends, and help us all to have more courage and determination to make it; Bro. Bell was a great example!

    Wayne & Stacy Wilber says:

    Please accept our deepest condolences in the loss of your beloved father. Peace be with all of the Bell family in this sorrowful time.

    Eladio Campos Jr says:

    Our precious Bro Bell , man that stood for God. Never brought reproche to our Lord and Savior. Strict in the Order Of The Church never wavering always stood For God. Our family came to meet Bro Bell in 1976, my father always consider him his pastor, until today. Had the great privilege to have known a man of God. Will be praying for family and congregation. As we know our brother is no longer in sickness or pain, but together with his friends that went before him. Now he is in his new body in the presence of our Lord. God sent us a true witness and example of how to live and fallow Christ. We love The Bell family, will be praying

    Cynthia Avetta says:

    My deepest condolences to the Bell family .What s amazing man and he will be deeply missed .Prayers to the family Love you all

    Carol Petry says:

    Sorry for the families loss.

    Wesley Haley says:

    “That’s one reason I like Jack, really admire him, because he stood the test, and I mean he stood right there with the wife and about four kids, live or die, sink or swim or starve..”
    God Wants Restoration His Way
    Doing God a Service #2
    12-17-1986 – Rev. Lee Vayle

    “And he got one of the best churches in America. And he stands right alone, he knows all the tricks of the trade. And he doesn’t sell his church down the river for any one person or persons, because he’s obligated. Not his family or anybody.”
    God Wants Restoration His Way
    Doing God a Service #2
    12-17-1986 – Rev. Lee Vayle

    It was an honor to call him Pawpaw, but the greatest honor was calling him my Pastor. He lived What he preached and was such an amazing example of how we should live our lives. There was no love of money, he trusted God for everything. He will forever be my example and I’m proud to be apart of his flock.

    Betty Rea (Torrance, CA) says:

    With Deepest Sympathy to the Bell Family,
    May you find strength in shared memories
    and may his spirit guide you through the difficult days ahead.

    Stephen Kash says:

    What a timeless Christian man, who taught us, by example, how to live for others. In the face of adversity or in times of happiness, he was the same, he simply trusted in God. You knew where you stood, based on how you stood with him. He was a lover of God’s Word, but he was not a compromiser, nor was he a hypocrite, or a quitter. He was shining light and unparalleled example of your post of duty was not for just as long as everything was going well or going your way. He was my pastor. If you didn’t know him, your loss was immense. If you knew him, your responsibility to how you listened to him was even greater. Words can’t express my gratitude to God for placing my life in his path. I counted him the dearest of friends. If you went to church with him, you knew what the definition of a friend really was. He was someone who wouldn’t lie to you, who did more for you than you could ever do for him, with no agenda except one, living for God. The loss is great but his reward greater. I got to tell him I loved him many times, but I still could not even fully express the depth of what all that meant. Eternity will be a nice place to try. We love you Sis Bell and family. God bless you.

    Stephen, Hannah and the boys

    Regina (Fernandez) Powell says:

    Brother Bell will be missed so much. He was my first pastor so he will always be special to me. GOD bless him and his family that are hurting at this time. Our loss is heaven’s gain. GOD’s blessings and love to all in Christ. 🙏🏼 😣💛🌼

    Joseph Dial Jr says:

    One of the finest men I ever met. A true Christian.

    Larry & Deborah Culpepper says:

    We are deeply saddened to hear of Bro. Bell’s passing. We pray God will give each of you what you have need of to sustain you during this time.

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