Jimmy Bell is a third generation Wilmingtonian, he loves this community and loves it's residents! Jimmy currently is employed with New Hanover County Schools. He shares in the vision of healing with his wife Sandy and has been her greatest support during her training and activating the Wilmington Healing Center.

Mr. Bell  has served as a Deacon at Myrtle Grove Evangelical Presbyterian church. He has also served in several Celebrate Recovery groups and facilitated positions as outreach coordinator, assimilation coach and currently the Wilmington Healing Centers Celebrate Recovery ministry leader.

His heart is to see our city and it's residents whom struggle with addiction become completely free from the bondage of substance abuse! Jimmy has never met a stranger, everyone always feels welcomed and loved when he at this Celebrate Recovery!

Sandy Bell was a business owner for 14 years, and is currently a Oradined Minister through the Apostolic Network of Global Awakening. A graduate student with CHRISTIAN HEALING CERTIFICATION PROGRAM, A Global Awaking School, with Randy Clark and accredited through United Theological Seminary of Dayton, Ohio. She is a certified as a Specialist Practitioner in all three areas, Physical Healing, Inner Healing and Soul Care and Deliverance.  Sandy is also a member of the International Society of Deliverance Ministers.

Sandy Bell

Founder Seat

The Wilmington Healing Center is a member of the Apostolic Network of Global Awakening and a Commissioned Ministry of Zion (Glory of Zion International).

WE ARE A  NON-PROFIT... COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN HEALING CENTER... Healing for the whole person... Body, Soul and Spirit!

 The Wilmington Healing Center (WHC) is a non-denominational Community based Christian Recovery Healing Center! 

WHC ministers to the whole person, body soul and spirit, focusing on the all aspects of healing process. 


The Wilmington Healing Center sees a great need, within our communities, for both the individual and the family unit to receive healing!  It is our Hope to assist those that are seeking, lasting life change. By providing them a safe and nurturing environment for growth, through love, inner healing counseling, worship, prayer and biblical studies. Structure, responsibility, training, accountability, mentoring are among the tools that we will provide for those individuals and families whom desire a life of freedom from the world that has kept them in bondage.

Our Community needs more  "SAFE"  places where individuals can come without a financial burden, feeling judgement, or added labels and stigmas and find total wholeness and true identity. 
A place where they can learn to be in the world and not of the world!

The Wilmington Healing Center is working to establish a relationship within the community as an alternative to hopelessness.

Sandy Bell the Founder and Director of the Wilmington Healing Center has a passionate heart for those whom are in the battle with ADDICTION! Sandy Has been working with and alongside of those whom are in this battle for over 31 years and driven to see a movement to see these "SET FREE."

Wilmington Healing Center provides a safe place for inner healing to work with those in areas of broken heartedness and oppression. We believe that God is on the move to reveal His Glory and we will witness the miraculous healing power of Jehovah Rophe, our God that heals. It is our goal to work alongside of the Medical Community as an alternative method of Healing. 

We believe that Lord uses doctors to heal people. 
The Great IAM, Creator of Life and all things, Our Loving Father, El Shaddai is still in the business of forgiveness, restoration and healing His family.

The Wilmington Healing Center is Currently focusing on opening a 18 month Recovery Center for Woman who are battling substance abuse, see our services and projects page. WHC networks with all community resources providing our clients with basic life skills, education opportunities and job skills so that they return to the community as productive members of society.   WHC is a resource for pastors, teachers and community leaders, we are here to help, encourage and assist in spiritual growth within our community.

The Wilmington Healing Center will assist in transitioning broken lives from the world to kingdom lifestyle!

It is the vision and desire of the Wilmington Healing Center to work alongside of  others in our community to provide assistance in bringing  healthy change to our city, to our region and to our nation and even to the world.

Jim Cooper has a USC Education Degree,Widower, married 23 years, Former Deacon & Elder Myrtle Grove EPC, trained/released VMTC Prayer Counseling, He sat on the Board of Director Fellowship of Christian Athletes for 10 years. He has formerly served on the Overseer Board – The Refinery a local church. Jim was also a business owner and has managed a Technical Sales Territory for 36 years. Jim was a Scout Master for 7 years, has 4 sons, 3 of which are Eagle Scouts as well as coached for 14 years – various sports. 

Jim Cooper currently serves on the Wilmington Healing Center Board of Directors as the Vice President!

Meet our Staff

Sandy and her husband, Jimmy Bell are residents of Wilmington, North Carolina. Together they share a vision for total healing and restoration, for those hurting and broken in our community.

Sandy, a Licensed Minister through the Apostolic Network of Global Awakening. She is a graduate student with CHRISTIAN HEALING CERTIFICATION PROGRAM, A Global Awaking School, with Randy Clark and accredited through United Theological Seminary of Dayton, Ohio. She is a certified as a Specialist Practitioner in all three areas, Physical Healing, Inner Healing and Soul Care and Deliverance, she is also certified as a Master Equipper in these healing ministries. Sandy is also a member of the International Society of Deliverance Ministers.Sandy is a graduated from Wilmington School of the Spirit. Sandy served as a Celebrate Recovery Ministry leader for nearly 6 years (2008-2014). 

Sandy and her husband are partnered with the Apostolic Network of Global Awakening, and have a heart for Kingdom Community!   Sandy has vision for Wilmington, and will serve southeastern North Carolina in several faucets, most importantly as a Community Healing Center.

Who We Are...

Many faces, one faith.

We are a diverse group of believers – bankers, musicians, social workers, teachers, public servants, business owners, parents  – united by our shared faith in a loving God. 

Wilmington Healing Center

A Ministry of Glory of Zion International and member of the Apostolic Network of Global Awakening

 The Founders Story

​​ The truth is, I know what it is like to be completely lost and broken hearted! I have lived a very difficult life. I could make all kinds of excuses, but the truth is, most of my hardship was because of my own   choices! I am not saying that everything was; some choices were made for me! But, how I made my choices had everything to do with what I believed about myself!

 I was raised by an alcoholic father and a very young mother! They did the very best they knew how! But they only had so much to give! I have since learned that you cannot give away something you do not   have!

 I know that my father’s words shaped me from a very early age! After all, if my daddy said it, it must be true! I grew up with fear that consumed me, with unworthiness, self-hatred and self-loathing! I learned to   live with the belief that I was not lovable, nor would I ever be loved!  In my teens, I turned to drugs and men, because I had a deep desire to be loved and accepted! I have survived 4 failed marriages, one that   was the most abusive of any I can imagine. I escaped death more times than I can count and not because I was looking to escape, back then death would have been a blessing in disguise!

 But Jesus! He had other plans! I had hit a bottom and I was so miserable and hungry for power to change! I received a call that changed my life forever! I would be introduced to my Savior which in turn   eventually would lead me to a 12-step ministry that would begin my road to inner healing and freedom! The Lord showed up in my life and I began to have hope again! I, no longer hated the person in the mirror!   I had been to others for help and every clever idea and self-help support only created greater failure for me, confirming my beliefs! It was not until I encountered Jesus that my healing began, and my true   identity emerged. In Him, I found my purpose, my mission in life, to help others like myself! Out of the ashes of my past, the Wilmington Healing Center was birthed! Today I know who I am, through the love and   power of Jesus Christ! It is He who has called me and equipped me, for this ministry!  Only by His power to do for me what I cannot do for myself! 

 We work with the individuals and with the family. The family unit being healed and made whole is important to us and to God!

 This is how the Wilmington Healing Center impacts our community and region!

 By the Grace of God!

Jimmy Bell

Celebrate Recovery

Ministry Leader

Sandy Bell 

Founder & Director.

Meet our Board of Directors

James "Jim" Copper

Vice President