Our Pastor


Bishop-Elect Hartman grew up on the southside of Chicago.

This is where he was both born and Reborn again in Christ. Bishop-Elect Hartman accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior at the tender age of 11. He decided at 13 he was ready to be baptized.

He married his beautiful wife and First Lady in 1986 and they have 4 lovely children. During his young adulthood he did what he could to devote his time, his tenth and his talent to the Lord. At 34 Bishop-Elect Hartman had an almost fatal bout with pneumonia. The Lord spoke to him that day through his Spiritual Father Bishop James Warren. He asked him why he was running for what God had clearly called him to do.

It was that very moment that Bishop-Elect Hartman accepted the call on his life and the 104 fever the doctors could not get rid of with meds or ice finally broke. And he never looked back.


Bishop-Elect Hartman was ordained in 2016. Then he was Elevated to elder in 2017. In 2018 his Faithful wife also accepted her calling to minister the word of the Lord and was Ordained in 2021. And together they help minister married couples in all stages of their relationship.


In 2019 Bishop Elect Hartman was called to pastor and this is where Ephesians house of Prayer was planted.

Ephesians House of Prayer Church