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Dr. Veronica Richardson Coleman





​Dr. Veronica R. Coleman is the founder and Pastor of New Jerusalem Ministries of Virginia Beach, Virginia.  New Jerusalem Ministries, which launched it's first worship service in January of 2011, continues to experience spiritual and numerical growth as it fulfills it mandate to
Impact the Community With the Love of Jesus Christ.

Dr. Coleman is a native of Halifax County, VA. She received her undergraduate education at Averett University, Danville, VA, where she concentrated her studies in the field of Business Administration.  She completed graduate studies at Old Dominion University in the area of Health Care Administration and earned the Master of Divinity Degree from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University.  In 2010, she earned the Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.

Dr. Coleman is a former nursing home administrator and remains very involved in her community.  She is the President of the Virginia Beach Interdenominational Minister’s Conference and a former officer of the Tidewater Chapter of the National Association of Church Business Administration. She is also a volunteer reporter and anchor for the City of Virginia Beach Community Television Station- VBTV. 

Dr. Coleman served in the ministry of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Virginia Beach for over twenty years. She was licensed to preach in December of 1999.  She holds the distinction of being the first woman licensed to preach the gospel at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church after 129 years of existence.
​She is an anointed teacher and preacher of the gospel and has had the privilege of ministering throughout the east coast as well as internationally in West Africa.

​ Dr. Coleman is married to Deacon Calvin Coleman and they are the parents of two adult children and have three wonderful grandchildren.
​She remains excited about being God’s servant to be a blessing to God’s people. 
Her life verse is Habakkuk 2:4b …. The just shall live by faith.