I am a lifelong resident of Minden, LA. I was saved and baptized at the age of 12 at Eastside Baptist Church. My daddy was the song director at our church and he used to stand me in an old wooden folding chair and I would sing The Old Rugged Cross. I would listen to my mother sing the alto part and I believe that is when I fell in love with harmonies.
I love the old hymns and have always loved to sing. The first group I sang with was from from 1989-1994 with Royce in a trio called The Southern Echoes. In 1997 we started singing as Glory bound and soon changed our name to The King's Servants. My biggest influences in music came from of course my daddy, Bro. Cloy Chapman, The Cathedrals and the Kingsmen. I love this music and pray that I can sing it until The Lord returns.
I am married to my beautiful wife Donna without whom I wouldn't be where I am today. I have three wonderful children who have given me ten OUTSTANDING grandchildren. They are such blessings.
I was saved and baptized at the age of 9 at Eastside Baptist Church. My daddy, Roy Chapman, was the Pastor of our church. Singing was always a big part of our services and can still hear those harmonies being sung to this day. I still love the old hymns and older standards that I have always loved to sing and hear.
I grew up singing and my first singing partner was Dwayne Chapman. He and I have been singing together since he could talk and sing. Tim Greer and his family were the second singing partners that I sang with. His mother probably had the biggest influence on every kid that grew up in Eastside church that could sing any kind of harmony.
I have had the opportunity to sing and play with several groups. But at this time in my life the greatest joy to me is to be singing with Tim and Dwayne and the rest of the King’s Servants. It is such a blessing to me each time to sing with a group who truly believe in who and what they are singing about, the grace and mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ.
My biggest influences in music came from my family, O.D. and Edna Greer, The Cathedral Quartet, the Bill Gaither Trio, and many of the older quartets and singers, who are too numerous to mention.
I love gospel music and whether I go the “Clod Way” or the “Cloud Way”, I pray that I can sing and play it until the Lord returns!
Debbie, pianist and alto for the group, was born in Colorado but raised for the most part in Louisiana. She was born again at 9 years of age and immediately took an intense interest in playing the piano. So intense was her desire that by the age of 11 she was playing congregational songs in church with no piano lessons at all. Her love of singing accompanied her piano playing. Her father, a Baptist minister, encouraged and coached her first solo at the age of 6 on his radio program. Together they sung duets in church until she married her husband, and our sound technician, Joe Sumrall.
Joe is originally from Oak Grove, Louisiana. He came to know Jesus as his personal savior as a young boy at 9 years of age. He and Debbie came to Minden after retiring from the U.S. Air Force in 1997. Joe and Debbie became associated with the King’s Servants as sort of a package. When Debbie began playing keyboard for the group in 2002, they did not have anyone dedicated to operating and controlling the sound during concerts. Joe just fell into the role and has now become their best critic.
Robert was born in Niagara Falls, NY, Dec 22, 1959, but was relocated to Arkansas before he knew it, which technically, does not make him a Yankee.
He played the saxophone while in high school and never thought he would play a stringed instrument, but then, one day while dating Stephanie, to whom he is now married, he took a KISS and an ELO album over to her house and was playing them on the record player (that’s a thing they used to listen to music).
Well, her dad wouldn’t have any of that. He handed Robert a Fender Mustang bass and said, “Here you need to learn to play this.” After that, he taught himself to play not only the bass guitar, but the acoustic and electric guitar, as well. Before joining the King’s Servants, he played with Pureheart, a Country Gospel Group from Bossier City, LA.
Robert and Stephanie reside in Minden, LA and have two children and five grandchildren. Their son Joshua resides in Denison, Tx where he is the pastor of Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church. Their daughter Elizabeth is raising her two boys in Minden, LA.
Even though Robert lives in Louisiana, he is an avid Arkansas Razorback fan and catches a lot of grief from his LSU quartet cohorts, but it doesn’t stop him from calling the Hogs when they beat LSU... WPS!!
He is member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church where he also plays guitar.
Born to Reverend Cloy and Opal Chapman in Forrest City, Arkansas. I was saved and baptized at age 8 at Meadow Grove Baptist Church in Tallulah, Louisiana. Being raised a Missionary Baptist preacher's kid-- gospel music was a given! My dad was an accomplished pianist, playing for such groups as the Seminaires Quartet and the Jeffries Family. He had me singing at age 3. You can see that my dad was my greatest influence to sing praises to the Lord that saved me.
My first experience with quartets began in 1982 with the Missionaires Quartet. In 1986 I sang with the Southern Echoes. From 2001 to present the King's Servants have allowed me to sing and play the bass guitar.
God blessed me with Pam, my wife of 32 years. Our two sons, Jake and Travis are very accomplished musicians. We are also blessed with four grandchildren.
It is a privilege to serve God with great friends and family.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through
our Lord Jesus Christ.
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
In 1973 at the age of 13, while living in Channelview, Texas, I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. The following year my family moved back to Louisiana and began attending church at Trinity Baptist Church in Doyline, LA.
On September 28, 1975 I began sitting with a young lady named Kim at church. On July 28, 1979 Kim and I were married. In 1985 Kim and I and our two children began attending Eastside and quickly fell in love with this church family. I am thankful to serve as a deacon at Eastside, one of God's true churches.
In the late ninties I began singing Bass with Glory Bound now known as The King's Servants. I sang with the group for several years before taking a leave due to medical issues. I am thankful to once again be singing the Lord's praises with The King's Servants.
My greatest influence would have to be my parents. They took me to church every time the doors were open. While I might not always have wanted to attend, I am so thankful that they did.
Kim and I live in Minden and have two children by birth and two by marriage. Lindsay and her husband James and Dustin and his wife Michelle. We have 4 wonderful grandchildren that brings such joy to our lives. God has blessed us beyond measure.