The everyday world of Al Capers encompasses a lot of people from the Tri-County area of Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley Counties, and beyond, but that is soon to change. As of July 2017, Rev. Dr. Alex Capers, Sr. is now known as a worldwide author with the penning of his new book READY FOR BATTLE, XULON PRESS/Florida.
Dr. Capers has come a long way and has seen a lot of things since his childhood days in North Charleston. While serving in Frankfurt, Germany, with the U. S. Army, he became a Christian and begun working with the Navigators, a Missionary group from the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, Illinois, and also taught Sunday School in the Base Chapel.
In January 1971, he answered the call of God to preach the Gospel. He was ordained to the Ministry on November 5, 1972, by the Charleston County Baptist Association. He served as the pastor for the congregation at Eastside Baptist Church in Charleston, and on February 5, 1985, he founded the Living Word Christian Center where he serves as Senior Pastor.
Dr. Capers received his Bachelor of Bible Theology Degree and a Master of Arts in Ministry Degree from the International Seminary of Plymouth, Florida, and a Doctor of Divinity Degree from Jacksonville Theological Seminary, Jacksonville, Florida.
Dr. Capers is prolific in so many areas such as: a Gospel Preacher; Conference Speaker; and Radio Bible Teacher. He has also been an Adjunct Professor and Extension Class Supervisor of The International Seminary of Plymouth, Florida since 1991. He is the President of the Charleston Chapter of The International Gospel Foundation and Fellowship of Orlando, Florida.
Dr. Capers is a retired BellSouth/AT&T Telecommunication Data Technician. After retirement from BellSouth in 1997, he worked for the City of Charleston for two years as the Telecommunications Manager during Mayor Joe Riley’s administration. Dr. Capers has been in full-time Ministry since September, 1999. He and his wife, Roneller, have six children, and nine grandchildren.
Besides all of his aforementioned ministries, Dr. Capers has also embarked upon a solo singing career as a Basso Profundo. As a former voice student of Sandra Barnhardt in the Gibsong Academy of Music, Dr. Capers aspired to do a CD project and recently completed the studio work. The CD features Dr. Capers’ well known bass voice singing such favorites as It Is Well, Deep River, You’ll Never Walk Alone, and the spirited Woke Up ‘Dis Mornin’ to name a few. His fans are anticipating the release of the CD before the end of the year.
Dr. Capers has dreamed of writing this book for a long time to help people deal with the trials and tribulations of life, and most importantly, the battle with sin. “READY FOR BATTLE will help you gather the weapons of your warfare, and discover how to become an overcomer in The Lord Jesus Christ, and to never give up or quit on His Plans and Purposes for your life,” states Dr. Capers. The book is available on Xulonpress.com, Amazon.com, and Barnesandnoble.com. For further information and to learn more about Dr. Alex Capers Ministries, visit www.alexcapers.org.