of Reverend Dr. James Coleman
"If I can help
somebody along life's journey, then my living will not be in vain."
Reverend Dr. James Coleman is a native Chicagoan. He is the second oldest
of ten children. Reverend Coleman is a graduate of DuSable High School in Chicago, Illinois.
He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Illinois State University, Master of Arts in
Counseling Psychology from Indiana State University,
Terre Haute, Indiana , Master of Divinity and the
Doctor of Ministry from Howard University, Washington, DC .
Dr. Coleman received his Ministerial Practicum under the tutelage of the
Reverend Clay Evans , former Pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in
Chicago, Illinois and the late Reverend George B. Rogers, former Pastor of
the Isle of Patmos Baptist Church, Washington, DC. Reverend Coleman was
licensed to the Gospel Ministry in 1982 and ordained to the Gospel Ministry
in 1984 by the late Pastor George B. Rogers. On January 6, 1991, Dr.
Coleman accepted the call and became Pastor-Elect and was installed as
Pastor of All Nations Baptist Church on May 18, 1991. Pastor Coleman has
emphasized and implemented more than twenty ministries to promote and
encourage spiritual enrichment and empowerment of All Nations.
Dr. Coleman retired on
February 28, 2006 from his position as the Assistant Dean for the
Department of Residence Life at Howard University.
he serves on the Executive Board as a past president of the National
Association of Student Affairs (NASAP), which consists of professionals at
Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Dr. Coleman is an executive
committee member of the NAACP for Washington,
DC, where he also serves as Chaplain. As a mayoral appointee, he served on
the Health Services Reform Commission. He is a past chairman of the board of Hearts and Homes for Youth. Dr. Coleman is a former President of the Missionary Baptist Ministers'
Conference of Washington, DC and vicinity, having served with strength and humility, leaving a legacy of heightened spiritual enlightenment and the challenge for the church to boldly "speak truth to power".
Dr. Coleman is a
contributing author of the book titled, "Many Voices Multicultural
Responses to the Minor Prophets." His Doctoral publication is titled,
"Laity Empowerment." Dr. Coleman has also contributed to several
articles. He is a recipient of the coveted Sadie M. Yancey Award in the
field of Student Affairs work in higher education . Dr. Coleman is a 2006
recipient of the prestigious recognition of Roll On Productions for his
exemplary leadership contributions to Gospel ministry.
Dr. Coleman's motto is,
"If I can help somebody along life's journey, then my living will not
be in vain."