Philip Bell trained in the natural sciences (zoology and geology) in the 1980s, then worked for nine years as a postgraduate biomedical scientist in cancer and leukaemia research in Bath.
Following teacher training, he taught secondary school science. His work in creation/science apologetics since 2001 has seen him speak in churches throughout the UK and at numerous venues in many countries overseas.
The CEO of the Creation Ministries International (UK/Europe) since 2007, Philip is also a church elder and an occasional lay–preacher.
He is married, with five (mostly adult) children.