Reverend Chapman is the Pastor of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan. He is a graduate of Jackson State University, Jackson Mississippi, and has received Honorary Doctoral degrees from Natchez College, Natchez, Mississippi and Dallas Baptist College, Dallas, Texas.
He has served as Vice Moderator and Vice President of the Michigan District Baptist Association of Michigan. Respected for his knowledge, he is well versed in parliamentary procedure and served as Parliamentarian for the Baptist, Missionary & Educational Convention of the State of Michigan. Dr. Chapman is also a board member of the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc., and Director of the Pastors and Ministers Division for the National Baptist Convention, USA Inc. He formerly served as President of the Baptist Missionary and Educational State Convention of Michigan.
Reverend Chapman has been involved in Detroit’s growth as it relates to mass transit. He was a board member of the City of Detroit Dept. of Transportation Commission for several years. Reverend Chapman served as an advisor on the Faith-Based Advisory Board of Former Governor Jennifer Granholm. He has also received the distinguished honor of Pastor of the Year by the Detroit Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Reverend Chapman is the Founder and President of the Chapel Vision Community Development Corporation, serving greater southeast Detroit, Founder of the Galilee Community & Life Center & Founder and President of the Mid-West Community Development Corporation, serving greater southeastern Michigan. Reverend Chapman is married to the former Eunice F. Newsome, and has four children: Cecil, Brandie, Candace, Brannon, and one granddaughter Chloe.