Welcome to the Team!
Jonathan L. Coleman, Lead Pastor, answered the call to preach the Gospel at the age of 17. He studied at the W.L. Bonner Bible College in Columbia, South Carolina where he majored in Biblical and Youth Studies. He was ordained an Elder in the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of The Apostolic Faith, Inc. in Detroit, Michigan in 2013 at the International Convocation of the organization.
Jonathan Coleman has a passion for gifts and for the arts. He is a gifted singer, songwriter and worship leader, who has an anointing for setting an atmosphere for worship, and being sensitive to the move of God.
Jonathan has spent most of his years in ministry encouraging and empowering youth. It was in Columbia, South Carolina at Refuge Temple Church under the leadership of Bishop William L. Bonner, that he served for three years as a Youth Pastor. Elder Coleman also served as Youth Pastor for three years at the Greater Refuge Church of Christ in Plainfield, New Jersey.
In Jonathan’s spare time, he loves to spend time with his wife Terri, and daughter, Tyler Mckenzie. His favorite things to do are listening to music, watch football and basketball, and go to the movies. His favorite artists are Stevie Wonder, Jazmine Sullivan, Brandy, Kim Burrell, and the Yellowjackets. Since he was born and raised in Virginia, he is a devoted fan of the Washington Redskins. His strengths include using all that God has given him, which encompasses his passions, gifts and relationships, to win and equip others to live abundantly, daily.
Terri Coleman, First Lady, is a gift to the body of Christ. At the age of 21, Terri accepted Christ into her life. Since giving her heart to the Lord, she has developed a passion for empowering young women and men. She has served as a youth leader for many years, leading the youth towards their purpose and calling in life. During that time, she was also responsible, with the guidance of the Lord, for shepherding many of the youth to accept Christ into their lives.
Lady Terri has found time to balance being the wife of Pastor Jonathan Coleman, and is the loving mother of Tyler and Jonathan Jr. In Terri’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children and friends.
Daneen Quarles serves at Ignite Church and in the community of Plainfield,NJ praying, feeding and reaching out to homeless and those less fortunate. She is passionate about people living transformational lives when Christ is revealed to them. She received salvation at age 15 in a Pentecostal Church of our Lord Jesus Christ organization. She studied undergraduate at Kean University. She is married with a wonderful child, Elijah Quarles. Daneen is a gifted prayer warrior and intercessor who has a heart to win souls for Christ.
Alison Patterson serves as a leader at Ignite Church. She has a passion to help restore the community of Plainfield, NJ by creating events and programs that benefit those in need. She is passionate about seeing people reach their fullest potential and teaching others how to find their God given purpose.
Although Alison was raised in the church, it wasn't until her years in college when she received true salvation and rededicated her life to Christ. It was during her undergraduate studies at New Jersey City University that she met her husband Michael Patterson. Together, Michael and Alison have three beautiful children; Natalia, Cameron and Josiah.