Vanessa Parris-Bell has been a member of Ruach City Church for 20 years. She joined the Praise 2000 Choir in January 2000 and the main Ruach Choir in the Creative Arts Department in October 2000 of which was one of the Team Leaders.
Vanessa has a passion for music especially Jazz. She was studying Jazz Improvisation, learning to play the Alto saxophone for 2 years at Morley College in 2006.
After complaining to the Ruach Radio Station Manager about the non existent genre of Gospel Jazz music on Ruach Radio he challenged her to train, and host her own Smooth Jazz Gospel Show. She took the challenge, and the first Smooth Jazz Gospel Show aired on Ruach Radio in November 2016.
Vanessa is an ordained Minister at Ruach and married to Elder Louis Bell. Together they currently lead the Hospitality Team at Ruach.
Vanessa Parris-Bell also works full time as a University Administrator and Seminar/Conference Organiser. Outside of work and Church she enjoys reading, photography, Museum’s , Art and of course going to Jazz concerts!