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The Reverend Tellis Jerome Chapman is a very dynamic individual and one of the more charismatic leaders and devoted Baptist Ministers in the Greater Metropolitan Detroit area.
Reverend Chapman is the Pastor of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan. He was born in Newton, Mississippi. 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.
Reverend Chapman has been a pastor at several churches prior to his tenure as the present Pastor of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church. He served as Pastor at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Jachin, Alabama and Little Hope Baptist Church, Toomsuba, Mississippi.
Reverend Chapman has been called many times to serve in a leadership capacity among his ministerial peers and Christian associations. He has served in a leadership capacity with the Michigan District Baptist Association and Congress. Respected for his knowledge, he is well versed in parliamentary procedure and serves as Parliamentarian for the Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention of the State.
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 Department of Transportation Commission. For two years he had served as the First Vice President of the Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention of the State. Currently he serves as President of the Baptist Missionary and Educational State Convention of Michigan.
In 2007, Pastor Chapman was honored by the Detroit Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference as Pastor of the Year.
Dr. Chapman is also a board member of the National Baptist Convention USA, Incorporated