Of his calling, he resounds with the Apostle Paul:
By God’s special favor and mighty power, I have been given the wonderful privilege of serving Him by spreading this Good News. Just think! Though I did nothing to deserve it, and though I am the least deserving Christian there is, I was chosen for this special joy of telling all people about the endless treasures available to them in Christ (Eph 3:7-8).
Dr. Jerome F. Coleman
Dr. Jerome F. Coleman is the oldest of three siblings born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Coleman on February 15, 1971, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He grew up in West Philadelphia and graduated from Central High school with a diploma in Academics and went on to graduate from Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.
Dr. Coleman was formerly a Parole Supervisor for the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole. He retired from the Parole Board March of 2007 and entered into full-time ministry.
He became the Executive Minister of the Bethlehem Baptist Church under the direction of Pastor Charles W. Quann in April 2007.
Dr. Coleman was called to pastor the First Baptist Church of Crestmont in Willow Grove, PA in January 2008. Dr. Coleman received his Master of Divinity from the Luther Rice Seminary in May 2008. The grace of God has allowed First Baptist to significantly multiply, mature, and a make a difference in the community, under Dr. Coleman’s leadership.
In November 2016, Dr. Coleman successfully defended his doctoral Project, “Small Group Ministry in the Life of the First Baptist Church of Crestmont.” Dr. Coleman participated in graduation exercises, May 2017, where he received his Doctorate in Pastoral Leadership from Temple Baptist Seminary of Piedmont International University, Winston-Salem, NC, which is now Carolina University.
He is currently an adjunct professor at Bake Graduate University, Dallas, Texas; Eastern Regional Director of the National African American Fellowship; Board member of the Baptist Resource Network of PA/SJ; Member of the Youth Aid Panel of Montgomery County; former Moderator of the Suburban Baptist Association; and a former Board Member of the Human Relations Commission and the Montgomery County Correctional Facility, Montgomery County, PA.
God has gifted Dr. Coleman in the ministry of preaching and teaching the Gospel. As Dr. Coleman continues to walk in faith, he is supported by his loving family. He is the proud father of two beautiful girls, Brianna and Nia. He is also the grateful husband of the former Miss Kimberly Croston.