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Rob Bell celebrates last week at Mars Hill

7:48 AM, Jan 9, 2012   |    comments
Rob Bell, pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church
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GRANDVILLE, Mich. (AP) -- A western Michigan pastor who has drawn thousands to Sunday services and written a controversial book about hell has said goodbye to his congregation.

Some members of Mars Hills Bible Church in Grandville were in tears Sunday as they wished the best for Rob Bell. He's settling in Los Angeles to work on a TV drama based loosely on his life. He also plans to write more books and speak around the country.

The Grand Rapids Press says Bell and his wife were presented with a book of stories and good wishes Sunday collected from people who have witnessed his sermons or heard them online.

Bell is the author of "Love Wins," which questions traditional Christian beliefs about hell.

Click here for a previous WZZM story about Rob Bell.

AP

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