Seasoned Saint Spotlight – Deacon Alvin D. Chapman

January 4, 2019

Wes Park Family Dentist in Perry, GAWhen and where were you born?

I was born October 29, 1956 in Albany, Georgia, the first of six children to Henry & Marietta Chapman

What is your spouse’s name?

Ramona Ann Steen Chapman

Do you have children; If yes, how many and their

Ramona and I are the parents of Kristen (Kristy) and Christopher (Chris). Three months ago we were blessed with our first grandchild, Caleb Micah Chapman.

What are your hobbies/interests?

I enjoy reading, golfing, traveling, family time, and giving service to community, social, and professional organizations.

Tell us briefly about your career including activities at Fellowship.

I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Albany State University and a Doctor of Medical Dentistry Degree from the Medical College of Georgia. My early career was spent as a Dental Officer in the U.S. Navy and later as a dentist in the practice of family dentistry. I have served as a dental professional for 37 years. I have been a member of FBBC since 1993 and served in various capacities including Administration Ministry Team Leader, Men’s Ministry Leader, New Member Orientation Ministry, Constitution & By-Laws Committee and Interim Governing Body. I am currently serving in the Deacon’s Ministry, Finance Committee, Christian Enrichment Teacher, and President of the FBBC Board of Directors.

Tell us briefly about your career including activities at Fellowship.

My career has directly contributed to my development as a skilled manager, business leader and empathetic healthcare provider. It has taught me the importance of wisely
using my talents and skills to serve others.

What are the most important lessons you’ve learned in life?

I have learned that God is indeed faithful. He has a purpose for me and has given me the capacity to walk in it. God doesn’t expect perfection but faith and commitment. Also,I’ve learned to keep the priorities of God, Family and then everything else.

How would you like to be remembered?

I would like to be remembered as a good Christian man whose life reflects

What is “your message” (words of wisdom) to Generations X,Y and Z?

Always remember that with God all things are possible. Never forsake education and learning. Read, Read, Read! Work hard to be successful; remember the shoulders that elevated you and prepare your shoulders to elevate someone else.

What is your “special” Scripture?

Psalms 34:7-8- The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them. Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him!

Written by Elder Isaiah Whittaker, Sr.