Pastor Clifford O. Chappell

Pastor Cliff is the second child, first son of Otis and Mary Chappell.  Born in Folsum, Louisiana and raised in Northern California and Southern Oregon with his three sisters and one brother.  Although raised in the church, he did not accept the Lord until he was 21 years of age while serving aboard a US Naval aircraft carrier during a Mediterranean cruise.  A month after his very radical salvation experience, he was baptized and filled with the gift of the Holy Ghost.  After four years in the US Navy which also included nine months in Viet Nam, he was honorably discharged.

After his discharge, Pastor Cliff went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil/Structural Engineering from Oregon Institute of Technology in 1980 and worked in his profession in the energy industry for 20 years.  He has worked as a design engineer, Plant Engineer and the Sr. Project Manager on the development of major, multi-million dollar power projects located in the US, Canada, Philippines, India, Brazil & Turkey.  He is the president/CEO of COC & Associates Consulting, Inc in Vancouver, WA which he founded in 1999.

Diana was born in Seattle and raised in Yakima, Washington with her two younger sisters.  Diana was educated at Yakima Business College, Yakima Valley College and Mt Hood Community College.  Diana is employed with the USDA-Rural Development as a Loan Officer.  Diana was saved and filled with the Holy Ghost at an early age and accepted her call to the ministry as a teenager.

Pastor Cliff and Diana were married in 1975.  They have three children, Andrea Brown and husband, Pastor Tanton Brown of Orlando, FL., Cliff II (RIP-2009), and Byron Jason of Vancouver, Washington and four grandchildren.

Pastor Chappell has been in ministry for 35+ years, was ordained as an elder in the Church Of God In Christ in 1984. 

Pastor Chappell has an apostolic anointing upon his life and is especially anointed and gifted by God to bring out the message of abundant life contained in Scripture in a simplistic, powerful and revealing presentation.

Pastor Chappell founded and pastored the Abundant Life COGIC in Casper, Wyoming in 1985 and the Rhema Christian Center COGIC in Vancouver, WA in 1997.  In February 2002, merged the Rhema Christian Center with The St. Johns All Nations COGIC at which time becoming the Pastor of St. Johns by taking over the Pastorate from his father, Supt. Otis Chappell and founder of St. Johns, who was experiencing failing health.

Pastor Chappell is intentional about growing a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic church, and has a passion for racial reconciliation, stamping out domestic and sexual violence, and seeing broken hearts healed through the incarnate love of Jesus Christ.  He lives in Vancouver, Washington with his wife Diana of 36 years.

Pastor Chappell serves in several positions in the Oregon Northwest Jurisdiction as District Superintendent of the Love District in; the Dean of the C.H Mason Jurisdictional Institute; Chairman of the Jurisdictional Ordination Board; Chairman of the General Assembly; Executive Board Member; and other adjunct ministerial and community positions ie Co-Director of L.E.A.P. of Faith; Advisory Council Member to The Institute for the Theology of Culture: New Wine New Wineskins; Oregon Coalition Against Domestic And Sexual Violence : Community Of Color Task Force Member.  He received his Master of Divinity Degree in May 2011 from Multnomah Biblical Seminary.

Pastor Cliff and Missionary Diana Chappell have been the featured speakers across the country at various retreats, seminars, conferences and special services with special theme emphasis associated with marriage, men, women, business, church development and growth, and others.  They come well qualified as a ministry team to address the many needs and challenges facing the church today and to lead the church into Godís prophetic anointing, which is essential for the spiritual health and growth of the 21st Century church.