The Reverend Michael E. Coleman serves as pastor at Antioch Baptist Church of Waterloo, Iowa. This relationship has endured over the past twenty years because Antioch was the answer to his prayer of many years. This is the Church of Three Ships; Worship, Friendship, and Fellowship - that is Kingdom Building.Antioch is a congregation that has been in existence for one hundred years.
Michael E. Coleman was born in Prentiss, Mississippi, on the outskirts of town in his grandmother' house in Jefferson Davis County. He was raised in a Christian family and responded to a call to the ministry during college. He began serving in churches part-time as pastor during college and seminary studies.
Michael attended Morrison Institute of Technology at Morrison, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois, and Covenant Theology Seminary at St. Louis Missouri.
In the course of his calling Pastor Coleman has served in the District Association, State Convention, and National Convention. He has been privileged to hold the offices of Youth Director, Congress President, Congress Dean, Teacher, Convention Vice President, and National Convention Board Member. Pastor Coleman is currently the Moderator of the Eastern District Association and Director of Christian Education for the Iowa Educational and Missionary Baptist State Convention. Along with these present duties he also serves as the vice president of the Board of the Iowa Department of Corrections and vice president of the Eastside Ministerial Alliance of Waterloo, Iowa.
Rev. Coleman is married to the wonderful woman of God, Charlotte L. (Robertson) Coleman. They have been blessed by God with five beautiful children, Michelle (John) Smith, Michael II, James, John (Cierra), and Bethany. He also has five terrific grandsons in Jaimar, Jaden, Jaivon, Elijal, and Jailen; two granddaughters Asya and Jai'aun. His prayer is that they all would be in the service of the Lord.
In his leisure time, Pastor Coleman enjoys cooking, reading, and writhing. He especially enjoys reading in the areas of biblical studies, theology, philosophy, literary theory, psychology, poetry, Martin Luther King Jr., and leadership. His standard baring verse is found in Romans 8:28 (NKJV), and we know all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.