University of Mobile Announces Speaker for Fall Graduation

Zac DouglasNews

MOBILE, Ala. – 3Circle Church lead pastor and University of Mobile alumnus Chris Bell will deliver the commencement address at University of Mobile’s fall graduation ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 5, as approximately 270 graduates receive diplomas.

The fall graduation ceremony will also honor graduates from the spring semester of 2020, which was interrupted due to COVID-19.

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. on the Dr. Fred and Sue Lackey Great Commission Lawn on the University of Mobile campus. It will be live streamed  at

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Chris Bell

Bell graduated with a Bachelor of Science in communication from UM in 2000. After graduation, he studied theology at Luther Rice Seminary in Lithonia, GA.

Bell has over 20 years of ministry experience. He has been a youth pastor, church planter, and campus pastor before becoming lead pastor of 3Circle Church in the Baldwin and Mobile County Area. 3Circle Church is a four-campus, multi-site church with thousands in weekly attendance.

Bell has been featured in national publications like Outreach Magazine, and in conferences, including Sticky Teams, Exponential East Conference and Velocity Conference. Bell has also served as a coach with the national leadership coaching network, Courage to Lead.

Bell has been invited to serve as the guest Chaplain for the U.S. House of Representatives. He is also author of “Broken Crown,” which was a #1 seller on Amazon.

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About the University of Mobile

The University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in over 75 academic programs. Founded in 1961, the University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For more information about the University of Mobile, visit the website at or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.