Professionally Dr. Coleman has served in several management positions with Federal Government with the United States Department of Agriculture across the country and with the Veterans Health Administration as the Physician Recruiter at the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma where he retired from Federal service after serving for 22 years. Enjoying the calling to teach and serve the people of God, Rev. Coleman was selected to serve as an instructor at the historic Washington Baptist Seminary where he taught Homiletics and Systematic Theology. While living in Mississippi Rev. Coleman saw the need to help people to enhance their relationship with God while also improving their social standing in their community. With that in mind God sanctified the organization of the First United Baptist Church under Dr. Coleman’s leadership which remains a place where the lost, the least, and the left out can find refuge, and their spiritual, social and civil rights and liberties can be defended. He is currently an Adjunct Professor with Connors State College in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
These are great times in the lives of people and the opportunities to serve this present age are plenteous. Dr. Coleman serves in many leadership capacities locally and nationally. Locally Dr. Coleman assists the community by serving as a member of the Board of Directors for the Muskogee Chamber of Commerce and the Eastar Health System. He is also a member of the Lake Area United Way Community Investment Board, committee member for the new Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, board member for Neighbors Building Neighborhoods, steering committee member of Action in Muskogee (AIM), National Action Network, and Chairman of Religious Affairs for the Muskogee NAACP. He is the National Youth Director for the National Missionary Baptist Convention of America and gives leadership to several national and regional youth and civic organizations.
My wife Debbie and I grew up in Checotah Oklahoma. After graduating OSU Tech with Associated of Technology we moved to Western Oklahoma and I worked as manager for a mechanical, plumbing and HVAC Company. When our son David was born we decided to move back closer to family and I took a position with Acme Reese. I have been blessed to work for Muskogee Public Schools in the position of Director of Maintenance & Facility since 1991. I have been dedicated to providing quality facilities and services for students and staff of Muskogee Public Schools.
Since being in my position with Muskogee Schools I have had the opportunity of working with a number of different agencies, organizations, and systems of government. It has made me appreciate our community and our City. I am a member of First Baptist Church, where I have served in a number of different capacities. I appreciate the citizens of Muskogee for giving me the opportunity of serving on the City Council. I am dedicated to making a difference in Muskogee.