Bell Trust, which has given millions to missions, charity, marks 50 years
The Bell Trust marks its 50th anniversary this month. Since Dec. 28, 1956, grants totaling nearly $27 million have supported religious, missionary and charitable works, Packer said.
“What countless churches have been planted and individuals have come to know the saving grace of Jesus Christ over the past 50 years,” he said. “I can only begin to dream of the ways God will use the Bell Trust over the next 50 years as we participate in his mission in the world.”
Of the Bell Trustee’s five original trustees, three still serve after 50 years: James N. Muns, Betty Bell Muns and Barbara Bell Packer. Betty and Barbara are the daughters of Robert and Katharine Bell. Barbara is Barry’s mother.
Original trustee Hulen L. Jackson served for 41 years until his 1997 death. H. Lynn Packer, Barry’s father, served for nearly 45 years until his 2001 death. Besides Packer and the remaining original trustees, other trustees are John B. Muns, C. Philip Slate, Harold G. Taylor and Robert T. Waldron.
For information on how to submit a grant request, see www.belltrust.org.
Dec. 1, 2006