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First Lady Tonita Latrice Bell, a native Washingtonian educated in the Washington, DC and Prince George’s County School Systems.  She attended Howard University’s Upward Bound Program and accepted Christ as her personal Savior as an early teenager while attending Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Washington, DC. under the leadership of Reverend John W. Davis.


Lady Tonita finds great pleasure staying busy in God’s Kingdom with whatever her hands find to do.  Contributing author to the book, “Behind the Makeup” (Unlock Publishing House, Inc. 2014) she is grateful that God has anointed her to walk in her calling.  Lady Tonita was honored to serve as guest speaker at an event sponsored by the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and other events geared toward empowering women and families with great emphasis on the importance of having a relationship with Jesus Christ.  Periodically, she volunteers at the Gabriel Network and several other shelters and homes for battered women. In every message and opportunity her goal is to lead others to Christ, encourage all to find a place to work in ministry that the Kingdom of God be expanded, and to hold on to God’s unchanging hand regardless of the challenge.

Lady Tonita’s daily desire is to walk & live the life she teaches about, believing the best way to lead is by example.  Her prayer is that all souls (people) understand that it is possible to live in true holiness for the Lord, Jesus Christ. She does her best!


The wife of Rev. Dr. Jerome A. Bell, Visionary of The Fellowship DMV, Founder and former Pastor of The Maryland Family Christian Center (MFCC) God has prepared and continues to equip Lady Tonita with the tools needed to assist her husband in ministry.  Serving as Chair of Women’s Ministry, she works hard and diligent beside her husband and has served in various capacities. An Usher, Worship Leader, Church Administrator, and member of the Praise Team, all a testament of her willingness to serve and fill in the gap to serve when and where needed as a Kingdom Worker and as First Lady. In doing so she also encourages others to "step up & get busy!”


“Lady Bell” has spearheaded several widely attended MFCC retreats, services, and events and enjoys frequent travels with her husband which have included parts of Africa, the Caribbean, and throughout the United States.  In doing so, her view of ministry has been greatly expanded increasing her desire to help others press toward the mark of the prize of the high calling. Traveling alongside her husband has also provided her opportunity to serve as speaker at programs and conferences abroad.


Lady Tonita and Pastor Jerome Bell reside in Southern Maryland and are the proud parents of five beautiful children: Tramaine Ashley, Tyrisha, Jonathan, Tekayla, Tanisha.  One Grandson, Jaleel, and granddaughters, Liyah & Miyah.


Contact Information:

First Lady Tonita Bell

Church: The Fellowship DMV (Rev. Dr. Jerome A. Bell)

Phone: 301-642-2923

E-mail address: 

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