HANDS FOR GOD MINISTRY
In September 2009, Dr. Coleman founded Hands For God Ministry, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, to provide free dental care to the needy in the United States and around the world.
Dr. Coleman and his wife have traveled to Kenya, Haiti (twice), Guatemala and Honduras to treat the underserved. In the United States, Dr. Coleman's ministry has also served in South Dakota, Louisiana, and Texas.
In 2017, Dr. Coleman received the American Dental Association's International Volunteer Service Award.
INTERNATIONAL MISSION WORK
In 2008, Dr. Coleman traveled on a mission trip to Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Africa with a group of Methodists from the Texas Conference. This team represented the Nothing But Nets Campaign, whose goal is to distribute malaria mosquito nets to endangered African countries.
Dr. Coleman also assisted local medical teams with their vaccination program.
COMMUNITY HEALTH INITIATIVES
Dr. Coleman led Beaumont, Texas to first place honors in the National League of Cities Let’s Move! program to fight childhood obesity. He was invited to the White House three times honoring his efforts in this field.
In 2015, Dr. Coleman was awarded the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Community Leadership Award. This national award is presented to only 50 honorees each year.
Dr. Coleman founded the Beaumont Healthy Living Foundation. The mission of Healthy Southeast Texas is to promote public health by providing education, information, and community health events that promote and encourage better physical and emotional health.
Alan and Julie are members of Woodcrest United Methodist Church in Lumberton. They have both attended Emmaus Walks.
The Coleman family is very involved with the Young Life ministry. Young Life is a worldwide, non-denominational youth ministry.
Alan and Julie served on the Area Committee for 12 years and were blessed to host club at their home. They attended four camps with our area youth and served as adult hosts at Young Life's Crooked Creek camp.
For 11 years, Dr. Coleman coached his sons and their friends. During this time, he coached 19 soccer teams and 11 baseball teams and impacted the lives of over 400 young men. In his last year of coaching, Dr. Coleman's soccer team finished in second place in the state championship.
Dr. Coleman was a USSF soccer referee for 15 years and officiated at the club, high school, and college levels.
BEAUMONT CITY COUNCIL
Dr. Coleman served four terms on the Beaumont City Council. He served two years as the Mayor Pro Tem.
During his service, his passion was community health. Due to his efforts, the City of Beaumont was recognized many times for providing its citizens healthy lifestyle options.
Alan, Julie and two of their sons are proud Lamar University graduates. Dr. Coleman was an active student leader in his undergraduate years and then served over 20 years on the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Dr. Coleman worked several years as an adjunct faculty member at the Lamar Institute of Technology Dental Hygiene School and served on their Advisory Board. He and his wife are members of the President's Circle and have endowed two student scholarships, one in the Health Sciences and the other in the Fine Arts.
FAMILY OF THE YEAR
Dr. and Mrs. Alan B. Coleman were named as the “Family of the Year” by Family Services of Southeast Texas in 2011. They were honored for demonstrating a commitment to strong families and making contributions to improve the lives of families in Southeast Texas.