Delman Coates

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Delman Coates, Ph.D.
Religion and Diversity (8113372076).jpg
Rev. Delman Coates speaking at a workshop about religious diversity in the workplace.
Born 1973 (age 40–41)
Nationality American
Education Columbia University (Ph.D.)(M.Phil.)
Harvard Divinity School (M.Div.)
Morehouse College (B.A.)
Spouse(s) Yolanda (m. 1998)
Children 2 sons
2 daughters
Church Christian, Baptist
Ordained 1998
Congregations served
Mt. Ennon Baptist Church
Title Senior Pastor
Website
MtEnnon.com
Reverend
Delman Coates
Ph.D
Religion and Diversity (8113372076).jpg
Rev. Delman Coates speaking at a workshop about religious diversity in the workplace.
Democratic candidate for
Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
Election date
June 24, 2014
Running mate Heather Mizeur
Opponent(s) Kenneth Ulman
Jolene Ivey
Incumbent Anthony Brown
Personal details
Born 1973 (age 40–41)
Citizenship United States
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Yolanda (m. 1998)
Children 2 sons
2 daughters
Residence Prince George's County, Maryland
Alma mater Columbia University (Ph.D.)(M.Phil.)
Harvard Divinity School (M.Div.)
Morehouse College (B.A.)
Occupation Clergyman
Religion Christian (Baptist)

Reverend Delman L. Coates (born 1973) is an American Christian minister and the Senior Pastor of Mt. Ennon Baptist Church, a megachurch located in Clinton, Maryland. He is a board member of the Parents Television Council, and National Action Network. Coates is a graduate of Morehouse College (B.A. in Religion, 1995), Harvard Divinity School (M.Div., 1998), and Columbia University (M.Phil. in Religion, 2002, Ph.D. in New Testament & Early Christianity, 2006). He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, Morehouse College Board of Preachers, NAACP, and a board member of the Parents Television Council,[1] The African American Pulpit,[2] and National Action Network.[1] In 2010, Coates was elected an officer in the Hampton University Ministers’ Conference, the largest ecumenical body of African American ministers in the U.S.[3][4]

Background[edit]

Since 2004, he served as senior pastor, increasing the congregation membership to over 8,000.[3] During his service, he revitalized the ministry, doubling the size of the campus and land holdings of the church, incorporating Mount Ennon Development Corporation, and contributing to the community in Prince George's County, Maryland.[3]

Under his leadership, the church has engaged in media and healthcare reform advocacy.[5] Coates also played a significant role in the debate for marriage equality in Maryland,[6] mobilizing support for the referendum in 2012.[7] He stated that his position doesn't deviate from Scripture so much as it underscores biblical principles—and those of civil rights.[8] "We have fought for inclusion, for freedom of religion," he said, "so that means if I want to be free to exercise my own religious beliefs, I have to extend that same courtesy and right to others, regardless of what I may think they do in private."[8] Outreach magazine named Mt. Ennon as one of the 100 Fastest Growing Congregations in the United States in 2009.[9]

Coates is committed to a ministry of spiritual renewal, social justice, and community revitalization.[10][11][12] He ministers at churches, seminaries, and conferences across the United States. In 2008, The African American Pulpit[13] named him one of the "20 To Watch."[14]

Maryland House of Delegates member Heather Mizeur named Coates as her running mate in the 2014 race for governor.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "PTC Welcomes New Advisory Board Member Dr. Delman Coates, Founder of the Enough is Enough Campaign". Parentstv.org. September 25, 2008. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ "The African American Pulpit". The African American Pulpit. July 22, 2002. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Our Pastor". Mtennon.org. November 10, 2010. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Hoyer, Coates Attend 57th Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service". Hoyer.house.gov. January 22, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Delaying Health Care Reform is U-N-A-C-C-E-P-T-A-B-L-E!". Reuters. July 27, 2009. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  6. ^ Coates, Delman (November 5, 2012). "‘With Liberty and Justice for ALL’". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  7. ^ "It's About Fairness: Rev. Delman Coates for Question 6". YouTube. Retrieved January 31, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b Goff, Keli. "Delman Coates". The Root. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  9. ^ "The 2009 Outreach 100". OutreachMagazine.com. September 18, 2009. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Enough Is Enough | Campaign for Corporate Responsibility in Entertainment". Enoughisenoughcampaign.com. March 9, 2011. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Maryland Pastor Opposes Gaming Legislation in Prince George's County". Prnewswire.com. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Has the Fly Jock Crashed?: Tom Joyner Sides with NAACP on Endorsing Misogyny...". Prnewswire.com. March 9, 2011. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  13. ^ "The African American Pulpit". The African American Pulpit. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Issues". The African American Pulpit. July 22, 2002. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  15. ^ Wagner, John (November 13, 2013). "Mizeur to name Delman Coates, a Prince George’s pastor, as her running mate in Md.". Washington Post. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 

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