Welcome Brothers & Sisters in Christ

Pastor Scott Bell

4 W Seminary  St - Liberty, Indiana

Edwards Memorial United Methodist Church

Shine in the love of God's grace, every day
At Edwards Memorial United Methodist Church, it's our goal to help you grow closer in your relationship with God and discover what God has in store for you and those you love!   Join us each Sunday to experience a warmth of faith and the strength of our church family.  

What Do We Teach?
We teach the message of love as it is made real in the person of Jesus Christ.  God's grace is discovered, explored, accepted, and put into practice in our daily lives.   

What Are We To Do?
We are here to answer Jesus' call to minister to the least, the last, and the lost.  This calling continues to be the Joy of our lives and a visible response to the gift of salvation.

Pastor Scott is an Ordained Clergy Member of the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church, and a graduate of Saint Paul School of Theology.  Over the course of more than twenty   years he has served four United Methodist churches as both part and full time pastor. Pastor Scott has served as Senior Pastor of EMUMC since 2009.  He also serves as a Chaplain for the Union County Sherriff’s Department.

Pastor Scott is a “second career” pastor, having worked at Richmond State Hospital for 24 years with profoundly emotionally and behaviorally disordered children, and later acting as Chief Administrator for Eastern Indiana Center for Chemical Dependency.  This rich background enables him to bring not only a wealth of experience, but a passionate love of people, indeed for of all God’s creation to his ministry   at Edwards.  His gift of humor and storytelling help common people meet a most uncommon Savior.  He continues to specialize in Addictions Counseling, and endeavors to reach out to the Liberty Community as a disciple of the Christ.

He and his wife Barb have been overwhelmed by the kind people of Liberty, and especially the community of faith at Edwards.  They continue to be amazed by Liberty’s “small town connectedness,” and its never-failing readiness to reach out to “the least, the last, and the lost.”
He enjoys spending time with God’s Children, fishing, photographing wildlife, and watching birds. Many of his happiest moments are spent on Sunday Mornings during the Children's Message...where "ANYTHING can happen!"