Born in Folsum, Louisiana and raised in Northern California and Southern Oregon with his four siblings, Cliff accepted the Lord when he was 21 years old while serving aboard a US Naval aircraft carrier during a Mediterranean cruise. After being honorably discharged, Pastor Cliff went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil/Structural Engineering from Oregon Institute of Technology and worked in his profession in the energy industry for 20 years.
Cliff is married to Diana. Together they have three children and four grandchildren. Pastor Chappell has been in ministry for 30+ years and was ordained as an elder in the Church Of God In Christ in 1984. They have founded and pastured a number of COGIC churches. They are now at St. Johns All Nations COGIC in Vancouver, WA. In addition to pasturing, serving on numerous boards, and public speaking, Pastor Cliff earned his Masters of Divinity from Multnomah in May 2011.
Pastor Chappell’s latest venture is Man-Up, which seeks to minister to men and boys, especially African-American men and boys.