Bishop James Chapman

Council Chairman

A man of integrity and a servant of God's people, Bishop James Chapman is one of today’s generation’s leading men. He is a native of Cincinnati, OH and graduate of Rio Grand University. As an educator and mentor, Bishop Chapman retired from the Cincinnati Public School system after 32 years of excellence in service. During his career as an educator, Bishop Chapman received numerous accolades and awards, including state recognition of a grant which awarded his school nearly $200,000.00 for computers and software; as well as being listed twice among the nation's top educators.

Called to serve, anointed to lead, Bishop Chapman is a man with a heart for God’s people. Known for his life changing teaching series and illustrated sermons, Bishop’s unique ability to bring God’s Word to life have transcended the four walls of traditional ministry and reached beyond cultural barriers. His high-powered messages entitled, “Dance or Die”, “Guilty Conscience”, and “The Fight is On” are just a few that have taken the city of Cincinnati by storm.

Bishop Chapman currently serves on the Executive Board of Bishops of the Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. He is the Senior Pastor of Greater Bethlehem Temple Apostolic Church and is Founder and Chairman of numerous community projects including: A. Morton Food Pantry, James Chapman Academy for Learning, YES MOVE LIVE - Youth television broadcast, B.F.A.D.V. - Bethlehem’s Fight Against Domestic Violence, GBTAC Bible College - Southwest Ohio-Bell Institute Satellite, GBTAC Young Soldiers - youth mentoring and Pentecost Cincinnati. Bishop’s riveting life story has been penned in the compelling memoir entitled, “Faithful Underdog”.

Bishop Chapman and his beautiful wife, Robin are the proud parents of three children, Jarrod, Nicole (Dante') and Amber, and one grandson, Dante' Jr.

After over 35 years in leadership, Bishop Chapman continues to be God’s voice in Cincinnati, winning the city, one family at a time. 

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