Pastor Alan Chapman grew up on a farm in Eastern Washington. He graduated from Connell High School in Connell, WA. He was active in 4-H and FFA. He became a Christian as a 10 year old and had never regretted a decision that guides his whole life. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Basin City, WA.
Pastor Chapman attended Western Baptist Bible College in Salem, OR (now Corban University) and graduated with a B.S. and Th.B. in Pastoral Theology and Bible. He stayed in Salem for more than 20 years, working for Americold at the Brooks facility. He was a Deacon, Trustee, teacher, choir member youth coordinator and member of Faith Baptist Church in Salem, OR.
He was licensed to preach the gospel in Salem, and in 1997, moved to Boardman, OR to become the Pastor of First Baptist Church. While pastoring in Boardman, Pastor Chapman was ordained to the gospel ministry by Grace Baptist Church, a sister church in Kennewick, WA. He also obtained an M.A. in Pastoral Ministry from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, IN, and a D.P.Min. in Chaplaincy studies from Master's International School of Divinity, Evansville, IN. He has completed many seminars in Nouthetic Counseling (NANC).
In April 2010, Pastor Chapman and his lovely wife moved to Pendleton, OR to preach and teach at Grace Baptist Church, Pendleton. He will gladly use his Biblical counseling skills to help people when the need arises.
About Grace Baptist Church
Grace Baptist Church in Pendleton has been in existence since April 27, 1962. A group of around 40 believers banded together to start what has been a longstanding witness for Chirst in this community. Grace has had several pastors in what is now over 50 years of ministry. The church is committed to Worshipping, Instructing, Fellowshipping, and Evangelizing in the biblical context within the community so that people will be drawn to the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace is all about serving people.
The goal of Pastor Chapman and of Grace Baptist Church is to honor and glorify God in everything we do. Pastor Chapman wants to see many "souls saved and growing in grace." Biblical truth is taught so Biblical ministry will happen. We all need to learn how to "Live God's Way." The Biblical way is unselfish as it seeks to build up bible believers for ministry in this fallen world.
Come and be a part of a church with a positive message. One that gives out the "Good News" that Jesus lived, died and rose again, so we can all have an opportunity to be saved and live in Heaven when He comes again!