Doc Shell has frequently been described as "a pastor's pastor" because of his love and compassion for them. He has been a pastor since 1967. After serving in the United Methodist church for twelve years, he and his family moved to Florence, Alabama, and founded Christ Chapel in 1979 where he has served as Senior Pastor.Encouraging and helping other pastors has been a significant, though not visible, part of Pastor Shell's ministry for the past several years. With his wife, June, Pastor Shell has traveled abroad to Kenya, East Africa and Sierra Leone, West Africa, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Ireland where he taught and ministered in pastors' conferences, and to the churches. He has also ministered in Mexico and the Cayman Islands. Pastor Shell is a frequent guest minister at churches all over the Southeast.Pastor Shell's ministry is characterized by love, compassion, and sensitivity: Love for the Lord Jesus Christ and compassion for His people ; sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit and to the needs of those to whom God allows him to minister. LifeLine, the radio and television ministry of Christ Chapel, features the teaching ministry of Pastor Shell on stations throughout North Alabama and Southern Tennessee.About Christ ChapelChrist Chapel is a church where families come together to worship God in Spirit and in Truth. To build stronger relationships, we meet together in small "cell" groups where we find our job in the beehive of service to God and one another. With the integrity of the Word of God as the foundation of our faith, we have a safe environment to grow in the Lord and reach out to the world around us.Since the time of the conception of Christ Chapel, worship has been at the center of our service to God. In recent years, God has taken us to a new freedom in worship which we incorporate with flags, dance, drama, and music. God is releasing the prophetic in our congregation. He has also led us to stand for justice where injustice has occurred.Two words can describe Pastor Jimmy Hayes: humor and wisdom. These two words seem like a rare combination, but they are a "match made in heaven"... by God. Through mixing wisdom with humor, Pastor Jimmy is often able to deliver what God is saying in a way people can easily receive.