|Elder Royal T. Bozeman Bio|
Royal Titus Bozeman was the eighth child born to William and Mable Bozeman on September 19, 1935 in Gary, Indiana. He was a very special child, and was baptized in the Name of Jesus at age 7 and received the Holy Ghost at age 10. He began his ministry at the early age of 10. He began his ministry at the early age of 10 years old, preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ at various local Indiana churches and surrounding states. Royal was named “Boy Wonder” by the Indiana newspapers and was known throughout Pentecost as such. Many souls came to Christ through this young man’s preaching.
One of the highlights of his early ministry was the Annual Young People’s Revival held at Bethlehem Temple Church on Clinton Street in Detroit, Michigan where Bishop S.N. Hancock was pastor. During the annual three day soul-stirring revival he preached from deep texts such as: “Be of Good Cheer- Be Not Afraid”, Return?” “Yet Thou Lacketh One Thing.”
He served in the United States Air Force from 1952 to1956 receiving an Honorable Discharge. On October 19, 1957, he was united in holy matrimony with Corinne Yvonne Arnold. They were blessed with three children, Beverly Yvonne, Debra Jean, and Dan Larkin.
Elder Bozeman attended Apostolic Faith Church in Chicago, Illinois, pastured by Late Bishop John S. Holly, where he received ecclesiastical training that prepared him for the great work that awaited him in Inkster, Michigan. After moving to Detroit in November 1967, the family joined the Greater Grace Temple, then known as Grace Apostolic Church, on Puritan and Dexter, under the leadership of the Late Bishop David L. Ellis.
In December 1972, Elder Royal Bozeman felt the leading of the Lord to establish a work in Inkster, Michigan. On January 7, 1973, against much opposition, he pursued the leading of God and founded Faith Apostolic Temple of Inkster. His first membership consisted of his family and a few other supporters. The church flourished and prospered under his untiring teachings of FAITH.
Elder Royal T. Bozeman, a true man of God, an outstanding preacher, pastor, husband, and father, was also an entrepreneur. He was the owner and operator of Royal Maintenance Company in Detroit, Michigan, and Royal Systems Services in Inkster, Michigan.
One of the beautiful characteristics of Pastor Bozeman was his love for people that was exhibited to all. He had a special love for the elderly and for the young people. His winning personality and charisma brought many to the temple where they were able to hear the Word of God. Under his leadership, many ministers were called to preach the Gospel. Some have gone on to pastor churches in the surrounding communities.
January 10, 1986, Elder Royal Titus Bozeman departed this life to rest from his labor to reward. “Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. (Rev. 14:13).