Rev. Al Chapman is the founder of Truth & Life Ministries (July, 2011) and founding pastor of River Valley Christian Center (May, 1990) in Farmington CT. He currently serves as a presbyter and advisor to several pastors and their churches as well as some individuals. In June, 2011 he retired from being senior pastor of River Valley Christian Center. He ministers in an apostolic and prophetic anointing and has also been part of national and international ministry teams to Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Philippines, Israel, Ukraine, Uruguay, and the USA.
After being called to the ministry in 1975, Rev. Al Chapman was schooled in the prophetic by the Spirit of God and various brethren in a local church setting while residing in the Charlottesville VA area. Upon return to CT, his home state, schooling in being a pastor began in 1981 in a local church setting at Rock Church, New Milford CT where he served as Minister of Education, Principal of Rock Church Academy, and Assistant Pastor. He was ordained in May, 1988.
From 1983 to 1986, Rev. Al Chapman was a Regional Director for CBN’s Freedom Council traveling to various cities in the U.S. and then extensively in the New England area.
Prior to his involvement with the Freedom Council, Rev. Al Chapman was employed in various business positions.
Rev. Al Chapman and his wife, Karen, have been married for 54 years.
Rev. Karen Chapman ministers in various aspects at Truth & Life Ministries. She was a ministry consultant from 2011 to 2013 for River Valley Christian Center in Farmington CT. In January, 2011, she retired from being assistant pastor and administrator of River Valley Christian Center. She ministers in teaching/preaching, music and administration and has also been part of national and international ministry teams to Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Israel, Uruguay, and the USA.
After being the church secretary at Rock Church, New Milford CT, Rev. Karen Chapman joined her husband, Al, in co-founding River Valley Christian Center (May, 1990). She was licensed as a minister in May, 1993 and ordained in February, 1998.
Prior to her involvement at Rock Church, Rev. Karen Chapman was employed in various business positions.