Reverend Angelo Virtis Chatmon is a native of Los Angeles, California. After matriculating through the Los Angeles school system, he attended Yankton College in Yankton, South Dakota where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Humanistic Studies in 1976. In 1976, he moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota where he became a radio personality and producer at K.M.O.J. Radio. He attended the Brown Institute of Radio and Television Broadcasting, earning a first-class radiotelephone operator’s license and diplomas in radio and television broadcasting in 1981. He also served as the vice president of Promotions and Distribution for Cada Records, Inc., a gospel record label.
Rev. Chatmon moved to Richmond, Virginia in 1982. He attended the School of Theology at Virginia Union University and graduated in 1985 with a Master of Divinity degree. Also, in 1985 he was hired as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Virginia Union University. He has taught in the Religious Studies Department for 20 years and has chaired the department for ten years. Rev. Chatmon earned a Master of Theology degree from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond in 1995. He has continued studies at the University of Richmond and the American University.
He is the former pastor of the Antioch Baptist Church in Mathews, Virginia (1985-1996). Rev. Chatmon has served as pastor of Pilgrim Journey Baptist Church since 1999. He now serves as Director of University and Church Relations as well as University Pastor of Virginia Union University. Rev. Chatmon and his wife Sheila are the proud parents of two children, Nora and Malachi. Rev. Chatmon believes that a congregation should be theologically developed, and he has endeavored to do so through his ministry.