Jerry Coleman directs the team of Francis Asbury Society Speakers that carries the Good News all over the world. Jerry oversees this team with many years of ministry experience in over 50 countries. For 17 years, Jerry and his wife, Janice, served as missionaries in Europe with the Free Methodist Church. The last 11 years he served as the area director for continental Europe. A career in his family’s business was redirected when Jerry felt a call to full- time ministry in the early 1980s. He was ordained in 1987 in the Free Methodist Church. Jerry has pastored two churches in the USA and served as the Assistant Director of VISA and Personnel for Free Methodist World Missions before moving with his family to Europe in 1996. Jerry and Janice have three grown children. Sarah and her husband, Russell, live in Berlin, Germany. Kristin lives in Los Angeles, CA, and David and his wife, Alison, live in Lexington, KY. Jerry is a graduate of Greenville College (Greenville, Illinois) and Asbury Theological Seminary Wilmore, Kentucky). To hear more of their story, read Jerry’s book, One Way Ticket: Leaving Home for Good, available in our bookstore.
Jan Coleman’s training and experience is in education. She taught English in public schools and English as a Foreign Language to adult learners. On the mission field, Jan used her platform as a teacher of English as a stepstool for evangelism. As a member of the church planting team in Budapest, Hungary she also had regular opportunity to teach, preach, and lead worship in the Hungarian language. Since returning to the USA in 2013, Jan has had the privilege of traveling with Jerry both as companion and as a fellow speaker. Jerry and Jan have three married children: Sarah (Russell), Kristin (Spencer), and David (Alison); and a granddaughter named Cora.