OBITUARY

Bishop Allen Bernard Coleman

August 20, 1962May 10, 2019
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Bishop Allen B. Coleman departed this life on Friday, May 10, 2019. He was born in Jacksonville, FL on August 20, 1962 and was the son of Mildred (Carter) Coleman and Oscar Coleman Sr. He was the 9th child born to this union. At the age of 15, Bishop Coleman received Christ when the gospel was shared with him by a family member. Bishop Allen B. Coleman answered the Call to say “Yes” to the Lord nearly four decades ago.

He was the Founder and General Overseer of Voice of Joy Word Ministries International, a Full Gospel, Interdenominational Christian Fellowship poised with a Vision to “Cover the Earth with Total Man Ministry” - a Concept that Presents Christ and promotes the Spirit of Excellence on every level and in every field. Bishop Coleman completed his undergraduate studies through a satellite campus of the Rhema Bible Training Center of Tulsa, OK. He completed his postgraduate work from the Friends International Christian University of California where he served as an Adjunct Professor for many years.

As a “cutting edge” speaker, the straightforward approach of the Bishop made him a favored guest at churches, conferences and convocations worldwide. Called a "Father of Revelation", the Lord has captured the hearts of many through the depth of wisdom tempered by an overpowering father’s heart. The result was a message deep enough to feed, but simple enough to understand. As an Author, Bishop Coleman has written several publications, including the very popular Mastering Your Identity, a Relationship Manual that has resulted in hundreds of couples renewing their wedding vows. The Broadcast Media Programs, Region Voice Radio and Wisdom Nuggets, are popular in both Christian and Inspirational markets. In 1999 the Lord led Bishop to establish a fraternal Network called the International Fellowship of Covenant Churches and Ministries. Through it, many independent, denominational, sacramental and evangelical leaders found covering, mentorship and impartation. To date, the I.F.C.C.M. has reached four continents. He was the loving husband of the former Angela D. Bell for 38 years. To their union they have two daughters, Charity and Erica (Andrew III) and four grandchildren - Andrew IV, Angela, Allen, and Amarissa.

He leaves to cherish his memory: Brothers: Arthur Coleman (Durema), Otha Coleman (Deborah), Oscar Coleman Jr. (Constance), Samuel Coleman (Valerie) Sisters: Murlene Horne, Glenda Long, Margaret McBride Norris (James), and a host of many others; including nieces, nephews, cousins, spiritual sons and daughters, and loving friends. He will be greatly missed as his legacy lives on through many. Heaven has gained a General.

A Visitation will be held from 5:00pm-7:00pm, Friday, May 17, 2019 at Voice of Joy Word Ministries International, 7255 Salisbury Rd Suite 5, Jacksonville, FL 32256. The Home Going Service will be held at 12:00pm, with public visitation starting at 11:00am, Saturday, May 18, 2019, and will be held at New Covenant Ministries, 2360 St Johns Bluff Rd S, Jacksonville, FL 32246. Burial services will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, 4300 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207. Arrangements are under care of Hardage-Giddens Greenlawn, 4300 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, May 18, 2019
  • Home Going Service Saturday, May 18, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, May 18, 2019

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Valérie CHAMPROBERT

May 19, 2019

Thank you Bishop for your ministry, you obedience to Jesus Christ. You look at us on the earth. You're with the angels. You worked for the Church of father Lord. Soon we'll see us. Big kisses, encouragements to your family. You prayed fir me and I'll never forget it. Family Champrobert in Paris Christian Center.

Samuel Coleman

May 14, 2019

I have such fond childhood memories of my little brother Allen and I doing everything together. We were inseparable. Our journeys as children and adults created an incredible bond. My heart hurts that he’s gone so soon but the God we both served and trusted assures me that I’ll see him again.
I love you Allen, Angela, Erica and Cherish.

Sam

Glenn Harris

May 14, 2019

To the Coleman Family and all of their extended families, friends, church family and community.
The Bishop was a powerful voice in the sanctuary and on the street and on the airwaves through the radio, television and internet. He had a "I Will Not Stop Attitude" and found the resources and help to get the job done. He left behind a map so plain that anyone interested in doing good works could follow where he left off. May he always be apart of our lives because he continues to live in the lives of those he touched directly and those who never seen him in person. Resurrection Day is coming and we will all reconnect with the ones we love. Be of good cheer and let's celebrate the life of a servant of God. Glenn & Cynthia Harris -Albany, Georgia

Barbara Thomas

May 14, 2019

My heart is completely broken in knowing that you have transitioned to be with the Lord so soon. My deepest sympathy to our family and wish we could have spent more time together since we found you all! May God give us all strength, peace and comfort during this hard bereaved time! I will always remember your loving and receiving spirit when we first met. We love u and you will be missed, Rest in our Saviour's arms!

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