The first time that Bill Coleman understood the simple truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ, he responded. He was 5 years old when he embraced the good news that, while he was a sinner, Jesus died for him and offered him eternal life. At age 15, he surrendered to the unmistakable call God had placed on His heart for ministry. God used 3 major experiences to refine that call over the years. First, at 18, he preached his first Sunday morning sermon and became convinced that preaching would be a significant part of his ministry. Second, he went on his first international mission trip at age 29 and God stirred his heart for taking the gospel to the nations. Third, after years of training pastors internationally, he began to teach pastors online at seminary which furthered his desire to invest in pastors who invest in their churches who invest in their communities for the Kingdom of God. This three-fold passion (preaching, missions, and training pastors) has defined his ministry over the past 25 years.
Dr. Bill Coleman is married to Tiffany with 2 adult children: Austin and Alaina. Bill graduated from Wingate University, received his M.Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and earned his D.Min. in Expository Preaching from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has pastored 4 churches and is currently an Associate Pastor and Elder at He’s Alive Church in North Carolina. He also serves as Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Luther Rice College and Seminary. He has led over 25 mission trips and trained pastors around the world.
Through years of counseling others, he became convinced that God had given him a natural eternal perspective that he did not see exhibited in most of the people who sought out his help. As he attempted to guide people to transformed lives, Coleman was compelled to write The Eternity Lens in order to further help people develop an eternal perspective of the temporal world and circumstances around them.