The Well Community Church

Pastors

Brad Bell

Brad Bell Directional Leader

Brad lived the stereotypical college life as a star athlete at CSU Fresno until he gave his life to Christ in 1993. The former defensive lineman has a Master’s degree in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. After marrying his bride, Jen, in Denton, Texas, they moved back to his hometown of Fresno. He was crazy enough to quit his job in 2002 to start a church with no financial support, no staff, and no building.

Brad and Jen have two daughters, Peyton and Kendall. One of his proudest moments as a pastor and father was baptizing his daughter, Peyton, at age seven.

Mark Snee

Mark Snee North Campus PM Pastor

Originally from Southern California, Mark and his wife Caitlin were married in 2005 and currently live in Fresno with their three children: Hayden, Hannah and Elijah. Mark surrendered his life to Christ at the age of 19 when he was in college, and immediately got involved with a local church, the very one he would then serve at for 10 years as a youth pastor. With a love for being active as well as engaging with people for the glory of Christ, Mark is grateful and excited about the ministry opportunities this city has to offer, especially from its younger collegiate generation.

Josh Hawley

Josh Hawley Fig Garden Campus Pastor

Josh grew up in a Christian home right here in Fresno. Turning away from God during his teenage years, he made a life-changing commitment to Christ in college and eventually became the pastor of the college ministry he was discipled in. A graduate of Fresno State and Mennonite Brethren (now Fresno Pacific) Biblical Seminary, he also studied at Talbot School of Theology, and has been a pastor of students and adults since 1999.

Josh enjoys playing board games, reading, traveling and spending time with his family. He and his beautiful wife Chris have been married for 20 years, and they have three teenage sons: Noah, Sam and Gabriel.

Joe Buitrago

Joe Buitrago Southeast Campus Pastor

A native of Nicaragua, Joe Buitrago arrived to the States in 1986. In 1998 he became a pastor, and later planted a Spanish-speaking church in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2008, leaving it in the care of a new pastor in 2015.

Joe and his beautiful wife Rebeca were married in 1999, and they have four children: Moises, Gisel, Sofia and Joel. He enjoys cooking, watching a good game of baseball, and spending time with his family and three dogs.