Rev. Curtis W. Belle, Jr., M.Div.
Rev. Curtis W. Belle, Jr., husband of Diana Belle and father of Khadijah and Miya Belle, serves as the Pastor of the Clear View Baptist Church of Newark, NJ.
Prior to his assignment at Clear View Baptist Church, Rev. Belle served as the Minister of Discipleship and Christian Education of the Community Baptist Church of Englewood, NJ, under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Lester W. Taylor, Jr.
As Minister of Discipleship and Christian Education, Rev. Belle served as the director of all Adult Bible Study classes and Teaching Ministries, collectively known as the CBC Center of Biblical Studies.
In addition, Rev. Belle is the former Executive Director of Prison Fellowship Ministries, where he served as overseer of Ministry Delivery for the North East region.
There he organized and trained various ministry delivery teams consisting of volunteers throughout the North East region for the implementation and coordination of faith-based curriculums within State and Local prison facilities.
In 2011 Rev. Belle was the recipient of a Volunteer Appreciation Award for his outstanding work in ministry received from the Bergen County Council of Churches. Furthermore, Rev. Belle was a 2018 Newark Southward Community Award recipient from Councilmen John Sharpe James honoring constituents in the areas of religion, education, and business.
Moreover, Rev. Belle was selected by the General Baptist Convention of New Jersey Laymen’s Movement as the 2018 honoree of their Annual Pastoral Recognition Award for his dedication and commitment to service within the North Jersey District. Additionally, he has served on the Board of Directors of various Non-Profit entities.
Rev. Belle possesses a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies. In addition, he is currently a Doctor of Ministry candidate, at the New Brunswick Theological Seminary, with a concentration in Transformational Preaching.
Among the gifts and talents with which God has blessed Rev. Belle, none are more meaningful and fulfilling to him than preaching and teaching. He has preached, lectured, and taught in numerous and varied settings, including conferences, retreats, revivals and on seminary campuses. Finally, Rev. Belle seeks to fulfill his God ordained assignment of transforming lives, minds, and communities with the gospel of Jesus Christ, as he equips disciples to make disciples.