Chapell, Bryan 1954-

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CHAPELL, Bryan 1954-

PERSONAL: Born November 18, 1954; son of Wayman and Elizabeth Chapell; married; wife's name Kathleen G.; children: Colin, Jordan, Corinne, Kaitlin. Education: Northwestern University, B.S.J., 1975; Covenant Theological Seminary, M.Div., 1978; Southern Illinois University, Ph.D., 1987.

ADDRESSES: Home—32 Balcon Estates Rd., St. Louis, MO 63141. Offıce—Covenant Theological Seminary, 12330 Conway Rd., St. Louis, MO 63141; fax: 314-434-4819. E-mail—bchapell@covenant

CAREER: Ordained Presbyterian minister, 1976; pastor of Presbyterian churches in Woodburn, IL, 1978-80, and Sparta, IL, 1980-86; Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO, assistant professor, 1985-88, associate professor, 1988-92, professor of pastoral theology, 1992—, chair of Department of Practical Theology, beginning 1987, vice president and dean of faculty, 1988-93, executive vice president and dean of seminary, 1993-94, president, 1994—. Covenant Theological Seminary, director of student services, 1978-80, visiting lecturer, 1983-84; guest speaker at other institutions, including Trinity Theological Seminary in Deerfield, IL, Dallas Theological Seminary, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Stephen Olford Center for Biblical Preaching, and Moody Bible Institute; also guest on media programs. Presbyterian Church in America, moderator of Illiana Regional Presbytery, 1984, 1985, cochair of Illiana Church Extension Commission, 1987-91, positions with General Assembly include member of National Committee on Internships, 1988, Judicial Commissions, 1985, 1989, and Committee on Constitutional Business, 1992—. Cass Financial Corp., member of board of directors.

MEMBER: Evangelical Theological Society, Fellowship of Evangelical Seminary Presidents, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Delta Chi.

AWARDS, HONORS: Book of the Year awards, Preaching, 1994, and Religious Speech Communication Association, 1996, both for Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon.


Standing Your Ground: A Call to Courage in an Age of Compromise, Baker Book House (Grand Rapids, MI), 1989.

In the Grip of Grace: When You Can't Hang On: ThePromises of Romans 8, Baker Book House (Grand Rapids, MI), 1992, revised edition published as The Promises of Grace, 2001.

Using Illustrations to Preach with Power, Zondervan Publishing (Grand Rapids, MI), 1992, revised edition, Crossway Books (Wheaton, IL), 2001.

Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the ExpositorySermon (also see below), Baker Book House (Grand Rapids, MI), 1994, CD-ROM version published as How to Preach a Sermon: An Electronic Guide from Formation to Delivery, edited by John Koessler and Steven Albrecht, 2000.

(With James Meek) A Study Guide for Licensure andOrdination, Christian Education and Publications (Atlanta, GA), 1995.

Each for the Other: Marriage As It's Meant to Be, Baker Book House (Grand Rapids, MI), 1998.

The Wonder of It All: Rediscovering the Treasures ofYour Faith, Crossway Books (Wheaton, IL), 1999.

Preaching the Word (interactive CD-ROM edition; contains Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon and Biblical Preaching by Haddon Robinson), edited by Steven Albrecht and John Koessler, Baker Book House (Grand Rapids, MI), 1999.

Holiness by Grace: Delighting in the Joy That Is OurStrength, Crossway Books (Wheaton, IL), 2001.

I'll Love You Anyway and Always, Crossway Books (Wheaton, IL), 2001.

Author of "Creation Hymn," music by Craig Courtney, published by Beckenhorst Press (Columbus, OH), 1995. Contributor to books, including Handbook of Contemporary Preaching, edited by Michael Duduit, Broadman (Nashville, TN), 1992; Baker's Wedding Handbook, edited by Paul Engle, Baker Book House (Grand Rapids, MI), 1994; Patterns of Preaching, edited by Ronald Allen, Chalice Press (St. Louis, MO), 1998; Men of Integrity: A Daily Guide to the Bible and Prayer, Word Books (Nashville, TN), 1999; and Great Preaching 1999, edited by Mark Johnson, Preaching Library (Jackson, TN), 1999. Contributor to periodicals, including Presbyterion, Sincerely Yours, Good News, World, Reformation and Revival Journal, Australian Presbyterian, Preacher, Leader to Leader, and Moody. Contributing editor, Preaching Today.

Chapell's books have been translated into Arabic, Korean, and Portuguese, and have also been published in Nigeria.

ADAPTATIONS: Some of Chapell's radio interviews and sermons have been recorded on audiotape and videotape, including the videotape Preaching That People Must Hear, released by Moody Press (Chicago, IL), 1999; and various audio recordings for Multi-Media Ministries (St. Louis, MO), beginning 1988, and the "Preaching Today" series, Christianity Today (Carol Stream, IL), beginning 1998. Many of his sermons have also been reproduced for individual distribution by Covenant Theological Seminary (St. Louis, MO).