Pastor Michael G. Coleman

Pastor Michael ColemanPastor Michael G. Coleman is a graduate of Oakwood College, Lehman College, and Andrews University. He is interested in the study of history, leadership, and business administration. He has a Masters degree in history and is completing doctoral studies in both leadership and business administration.

Pastor Coleman had the privilege of pastoring and conducting evangelistic meetings in the Northeastern Conference for the past 27 years. His first appointment was in 1991 as an Associate and then Interim Pastor of the Bronx, Washington Avenue SDA Church. He served as the Associate Pastor of the Ephesus church in Harlem, New York. His ministry at both the Bronx Church and Ephesus churches was characterized by focusing on youth ministries and evangelism. He built a strong rapport with the young people and was instrumental in leading several youths and adults to surrender their lives to Christ through baptism.

His ministry took him to Westbury, Long Island, where he pastored the Bethany Church for six years. While at Bethany, Pastor Coleman worked in the community as chairman of the Economic Development Unit of the New Cassel Neighborhood Advisory Council. In this role, he collaborated with other leaders to establish a new public healthcare center in the community and addressed issues such as affordable housing, job training, air, ground, and water pollution from local businesses. He conducted three evangelistic campaigns, which resulted in the baptism of nearly 150 persons. While at Bethany he planted the Uniondale Church as a result of a major evangelistic meeting and served as the first pastor of that church. His ministry has taken him to Rockland County, New York, where he pastored the Spring Valley SDA Church for six years. During this time, the membership of Spring Valley grew by consistent evangelism.

Pastor Coleman transitioned to the Corona Church in Queens for five and a half years. During his tenure at Corona, he provided leadership in spiritual growth, health ministries, discipleship, evangelism, and community outreach. He was a member of the Corona East Elmhurst Clergy Association and worked with leaders of other faiths in the community. During the same period, he served as a member of the Northeastern Conference Executive Committee. He recently served as pastor of the Mount of Olives Seventh-day Adventist Church for the past five years. He led the church in evangelistic outreach programs in the community. He focused on discipleship, leadership development, healthful living, and the refurbishment of the sanctuary.

Pastor Coleman is passionate about the salvation of people. His passion has led him to baptized hundreds of people throughout the state of New York through public evangelistic meetings. He enjoys just about any kind of outdoor activity in the beauty of nature which include hiking, boating and tennis. He also enjoys group discussions and writing.

Pastor Coleman believes that he is called by the Lord to love people, preach the Word, evangelize the community, train and edify the church, and facilitate revival and reformation among God’s people.

He is married to the former Rose Marie Waite, who is a Registered Nurse. Both Pastor Coleman and Rose Marie are natives of Jamaica, West Indies. They are blessed with three lovely daughters: Sarah, Moriah, and Nadine.


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