Meet Our Pastor...

Archbishop+++D. E. Chase is a dedicated and anointed Man of God. He is the Founding Patriarch of the Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches, and the Presiding Prelate of the Abyssinian Apostolic Church, which is an independent Anglican Rite Jurisdiction of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. He is the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Archdiocese of the Mid-West, and is also the Founding Prelate of the International College of Bishops.

Archbishop is married to the love of his life, Lady Tia Chase. Lady Tia is an anointed, talented and gifted Woman of God and walks side by side with the Archbishop.

Archbishop Chase was raised in New Jersey and was initially raised in the Anglican Church. He credits his sense of structure and liturgical training to his childhood Christian upbringing. While in his early twenties and leaving his home, he found himself seeking more in depth knowledge of the Scriptures and a more open worship environment. This is when he became "non-denominational," and was initially licensed ordained as a Minister of the Gospel.

Returning home to New Jersey, Archbishop attended the New Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. While there, he was licensed and ordained at the hand of his Father in the Ministry, (the late) Bishop Alfred Blakely, DD. Serving at New Shiloh, Archbishop Chase served as Administrator and Liaison Officer. He was active in the Urban Ministry and Evangelism campaign at New Shiloh, through American Baptist Churches USA (NJ).

Taking heed to the calling of the Lord, Archbishop Chase was led to unite ministers from various denominational backgrounds. It has always been his agenda to put aside denominational and dogmatic philosophy and unite under the banner of Jesus Christ alone. It was at this time, he was initially consecrated to the office and dignity of Bishop at the hands of Bishop John H. Covington and Bishop Lawrence J. Grayson of the Full Gospel Missionary Church in June of 1999. Since then he has had the privilege and honor of ordaining several men and women into the ministry and, consecrating several Bishops throughout the US and abroad.

On June 16, 2001, Apostle Chase was publicly Confirmed and Affirmed to the Apostleship at the hand of Apostle K. V. Edwards of the Pentecostal Holiness Church. Bishop Chase was consecrated and ordained in valid Apostolic Succession to the Sacred Office and Ministration of Bishop in the Lord's Church, and was installed as the Bishop Ordinary of the Episcopal Diocese of the Mid-West (now the Archdiocese of the Mid-West). In February of 2005, Archbishop++Chase was elevated and Coronated as the Archbishop and Patriarch of the Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches.

Throughout his ministry, Archbishop Chase has planted several churches and ministries. Remaining true to his calling and ministry that the Lord appointed him to, Archbishop Chase is now the organizer, developer, Senior Pastor and Establishmentarian of Metropolitan Cathedral.


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