Bishop Paul M. Capers was born in Hampton, South Carolina on March 23, 1952 to Rudolph and Emily Capers. At the age of 13 he and his family relocated to Brooklyn, New York. It was there that he completed JHS at St Clair McKelway 178. In 1970 he graduated from Boys High School and received a full scholarship to Cornell University.
Bishop Capers married the lovely Amanda E. Stephens on September 02, 1977. They have four children. Vaughn (Leketa) and son Bryson. Paul D. (Natalie) and children: Jeremiah, Olivia, and Leslie. Seth N. and Amber E. Capers. Bishop Capers received the Holy Ghost on February 10, 1979 and was baptized in Jesus’ Name on March 18, 1979. He accepted his call to preach and teach the Word of God on October 5, 1980. He became pastor in September, 1995.
He was ordained as a Jurisdictional Bishop at the PCAF National Convention in Birmingham, Alabama in August 2002. Later he was elected to the office of Episcopal Bishop and was consecrated at the PCAF, Inc. 50th Anniversary in Detroit, Michigan. The Lord has blessed Bishop Capers to be nominated as Assistant General Secretary of the PCAF, Inc. He is the first Episcopal Bishop and first National Executive Officer of the PCAF, Inc. from the state of South Carolina.
God has blessed Bishop Capers to achieve four bachelors, three masters with hours beyond and other certificates. He matriculated at Cornell University, University of South Carolina, Charleston Southern University, Webster University, Erskine Theological Seminary and Beacon University Institute of Ministry. His earned degrees are in Finance, Management, Real Estate and Theology on both the Bachelors and Masters Levels. Bishop Paul M. Capers also became the recipient of the Jerusalem Pilgrim Degree in 1982. He received his Doctor of Divinity degree from St. Thomas Christian University.
Bishop Capers and his wife Amanda are owners of Capers Realty Company, Inc. and Capers Construction Company. We thank God for his strength and many blessings to minister and work.
Lady Amanda Elizabeth Capers is the seventh of eight girls born to Mr. O.D. and Ms. Alice Stephens. She obtained her education through the Colleton School District. She graduated from Ruffin High School, and furthered her education by successfully completing sign language courses at the University of South Carolina- Salkehatchie Campus. On September 2, 1977, she was joined in holy matrimony with Bishop Paul M. Capers, Senior Pastor of LST Ministries, Inc. She was baptized in Jesus' name on March 18, 1979 and received the gift of the Holy Ghost on July 4, 1979 and has been living for Christ ever since.
Lady Capers loves the Saints of God, “I receive so much love, support, and encouragement from the people of God, and they are so dear to me.” Accepting her husband’s position, she felt she would not like the position of a Pastor’s Wife, but now realizes it is a promotion from God. Proverbs 31 states, “Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.”
First Lady Capers is an active asset to Lively Stone Temple Apostolic Ministries. Faithfully involved in the church; she is currently a member on the Board of Trustees, the Women of Wisdom and Knowledge, former Usher Board Member, Evangelical Training Association graduate, and currently teaches the Nursery Sunday School Class. She is also Chairlady of the Ministers’ Wives Alliance and works faithfully with the Vacation Bible School activities.
Once a shy woman, she now speaks boldly for the Lord. She is a blessing each time she addresses the church, for she speaks with an authority and anointing from God.
Bishop Paul M. and Lady Amanda E. Capers
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