Nathan C. Bell – President, Founder

Drawing upon 27 years of ministry experience, Nathan Bell envisioned and founded his gospel centered, enrichment and counseling ministry in 2005. Nathan has been and will remain devoted to building, encouraging, nurturing and restoring marriage and family relationships.

Coming from a broken home, and having been touched in a life changing way by the gospel at the age of 16, Nathan has personally experienced his own journey of restoration. His education includes a B.A. from the University of Minnesota and an M.A. in Counseling from Liberty University. He has also served as a volunteer missionary and youth worker in Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Holland, and India. Nathan has been married for 21 years and is the father of four children. Nathan is in training as a nominated elder of Christ Community Presbyterian Church.

Through the ministry of Fulfilling Endeavors, and now the Center for Marriage and Family Enrichment, Nathan provides individual and marriage counseling. His aim is to help bring men and women from stress and despair to peace and fulfillment.  Nathan leads the ministry’s two main counseling programs, the Marriage Enhancement Project and the Intimate Fellowship Endeavor for his clients in crisis.  In addition, he leads workshops and small groups to help Christians live authentically and understand how to apply truths from God’s word. In Lakeland and Tallahassee Florida, Nathan has developed the Marriage Enrichment forum, that has ministered to more than 350 couples in the community.

Before founding the Center for Marriage and Family Enrichment, he ministered in the following churches and organizations:

  • Vice President of Marriage Enrichment for Live the Life. Duties included: Professional & Christ Centered marriage counseling; Facilitation of intense marital and personal interventions for men, women and couples in crisis; facilitation of the Marriage Enrichment Forum, a gospel centered outreach for up to 40 couples; Fundraising, public speaking and teaching; Writing of articles and blogs for outreach, etc.
  • Associate Director and Residential Director for Love in Action International, Inc., a ministry in Memphis for men and women struggling with sexual addiction. Duties included managing and directing up to 15 employees, one on one counseling with 10-15 client caseload, coordinating and leading group therapy and interaction, public speaking and teaching. (1997 – 2005)
  • Ministry Assistant for Outpost Incorporated, a ministry helping men struggling with homosexuality. Duties included counseling clients, leading support groups, writing monthly publications. (1996 – 1997)
  • Personal Counselor for ACR Homes Incorporated, providing physical and emotional support for mentally handicapped adults. (1992 – 1997)
In all the MEF programs, God is first. The Forum helped to make the association of marriage to Biblical beliefs. It helped us have a much clearer understanding that marriage is a reflection of your relationship with God. Greg and Jilanne Smith
Seeing the beauty of what marriage is meant to be motivated me to invest thought, time and energy into loving my husband better by God's grace. I'm thankful for the space it carved out in our busy lives, to evaluate our marriage and apply practices that help us connect to the hope we have in Christ as we interact with each other. Laura McCauley