Pastor Alvin Coleman, Jr. is the eldest son born in June of 1974 to the union of Superintendent Alvin and Missionary Agnes Coleman. He is a graduate of Forest City High School Class of 1992. He furthered his studies at East Arkansas Community College (Associate of Arts) and Arkansas State University in Jonesbro, AR (BME/Vocal).
Pastor Coleman was employed for 13 several years at Forrest City Public School where he taught Choir, Music theory and Music Appreciation to elementary and high school students. He was the Director of Choirs at the High School (2007-2016) where his choirs consistently received superior ratings and were recognized as "Best in Class" among 5A schools for multiple years.
Pastor Coleman acknowleged his call to the gospel ministry in September 1994 and preached his first official message December of 1994. He was ordained an Elder in the Church Of God In Christ by the late Bishop Leato Thomas Walker Sr., in July 1995. In December of 2000 Pastor Coleman was appointed by Bishop L.t. Walker as Pastor of Empowerment for Life Christian Center Church Of God In Christ (COGIC) formally Williamland COGIC in Wynne, AR. In February of 2008 he was appointed by Bishop Walker as Pastor of the Earle COGIC and served both congregations faithfully.
Being an accomplished singer, musician, music producer, and entrepreneur Pastor Cole man has produced several albums including the Arkansas First Jurisdiction Mass Choir CD Release "He Laid His On Me" in 2005.
Pastor Coleman has served in various capacities for the church from the local to jurisdictional level. Some of those positions include: Jones Temple COGIC Minister of Music, Wynne District Minister of Music, and 3rd Vice President of Arkansas first Jurisdiction Music Department (1988-2008). In 2009 Pastor Coleman was appoitned by Bishop Jewel R. Withers Jr. as President of the Arkansas First Jurisdiction Music Department.
Upon hearing the voice of God and in view of a heart for service, Dr. Judith Christie McAllister, President of the International Music Department COGIC appointed Pastor Coleman as Vice-President of the Southern Regional Music Conference (2010), which includes the states of Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana. In the spring of 2013 Pastor Coleman was again elevated to Director of Finance for the International Music Department. In March of 2017 Pastor Coleman was elevated to the office of Vice-President of the International Music Department of the Church of God In Christ.
In September of 2014 Pastor Coleman was apointed by Bishop Jewel R. Withers Jr. as Pastor of the 15th Street Church Of God In Christ in West Memphis, AR. Under his leadership, the ministry has experienced significant spiritual and numeric growth. The current "We Care Initiative" and "Project Jabez" are programs implemented by Pastor Coleman with the support of the congregation that are designed to positively impact the West Memphis connunity. These programs provide various community services which include but are not limited to providing food for needy families, partnering with other community agencies to meet financial needs, and offering empowerment in the areas of education and financial literacy.
Pastor Coleman is married to Evangelist Missionary Carreather (Allen) Coleman. They are the proud parents of three sons Alvinn III (Trey), Andrew Cameron and Allen Christopher (Chris). They are all dedicated to ministry and serve as musicians, singers, and directors who enhance the worship experience.
Pastor Coleman's innovative approach to worship, anointed and masterful delivery of God's word, and genuine love for people has positively impacted the church and communtiy. The four-tiered vision of Pastor Coleman's ministry is intense kingdom focus, compassion and love for people, fervent prayer and the relentless pursuit of God's presence.