Bruce Stinson was employed by Operation Knightstrike. Chapel murders his teammate Al Simmons. Chapel was injected with several chemicals giving him superhuman abilities. Unknown to him, he was injected with the HIV virus, at the will of his superiors. Chapel was contracted by Jason Wynn to kill Spawn.
He joined Youngblood. Chapel is proficient with various weapons, from guns to swords, and he is a formidable fighter.
During the Extreme Sacrifice saga he killed himself after chasing Spawn becoming Lord Chapel, working for the devil and willing to destroy his former teammates in Youngblood.
Chapel's face is covered by a skull. Initially the skull was warpaint. But the skull became permanent when Spawn burned the skin away to reveal the skull beneath.
Todd McFarlane's Spawn
Chapel appeared in the HBO miniseries, he was voiced by Ruben Santiago-Hudson.Chapel (called Jess Chapel) is a soldier who was trained by Al Simmons himself. After his training with Simmons, Chapel was ordered to kill Simmons by Jason Wynn. Though Simmons considered Chapel a friend, Chapel didn’t feel the same way; he despised Simmons for his high capabilities and attention he got for taking a bullet for the President of the United States. Using a flamethrower, Chapel torched Simmons body. Simmons was given a hero’s burial back in the States and Chapel went underground.Jason Wynn brought Chapel back when some new guy was taking out Wynn’s men and stealing his weapons. Chapel eventually found the source in the alleys of Rat City. He confronted Spawn with every rocket launcher and machine gun he had, but there was no way to kill someone already dead. Not accepting that Al Simmons was really back from the dead, Chapel’s mind slowly started to unravel and he was picked up the Police. With no fingerprints or any way of telling who he was, the Police were baffled as to who it was.