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Herschel Chapman Jr

He was born in Buffalo, New York.
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Pastor Herschel Chapman, Jr. is a life long resident of Buffalo and the Western New York community. A product of Buffaloâ??s eastside; he graduated from East High School, where he was an All-High football player. Earning an athletic scholarship, Pastor Chapman continued his education at Howard University graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in History. After graduating from Howard, he returned to Western New York and pursued his career in education and counseling.

As a teacher in the Buffalo Public School Systemâ??s Alternative Education Center, he realized the need for youth training and counseling. Deeply concerned about the status of youth in our community, he decided to continue his education at Brockport State College and received a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling. He has used his education and experience in positions at the Linwood Oxford Association, Allentown Youth Services, Suicide Prevention and Masten Park Youth Detention Services. Pastor Chapman is currently the Principal Counselor at Erie Community College City Campus, where he also held the positions of Acting Dean of Students and Department Chair of the Counseling Centers. At ECC, Pastor Chapman is committed to keeping youth in school and goes beyond the call to make sure that students in our community continue to strive for excellence.

In 1996, Pastor Chapman received a higher calling from the Lord and was licensed a Baptist Minister. He received a Masterâ??s Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Christ the King Seminary and was called to pastor the New Hope Baptist Church in Buffalo, New York where he continues the â??Quest for Excellence.â? Pastor Chapman is the second of four children born to Herschel Chapman, Sr. and the late Irene Salter Chapman. He is a devoted husband to his wife Barbara and loving father to his son, Harrison. In addition to his parents, he is the brother of Stephen, Michael and Marilyn Chapman. Pastor Herschel Chapman, Jr. is an outstanding Pastor, educator and Western New York community builder.