Biography

Brief Biography for Rev. Donovan A. Coley Sr.

Donovan Coley is a native of Kingston, Jamaica.  He has been married to Grace for 33 years, and together they have 4 adult children and 1 grand child.  He is a graduate of Fort Wayne Bible College, Fort Wayne, Indiana, which later became Taylor University, Fort Wayne.  Donovan completed Seminary training at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois with a Master’s Degree.  He also completed significant courses toward a PhD in Missiology at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Pastor Donovan is an ordained minister, and has given himself to the clear teaching of the word of God, the growth of the local church, and the discipleship of all Christ followers.  To date, Pastor Donovan has had the privilege of serving the church as Pastor, Evangelist/Church planter and pulpit supply.

Donovan is committed to the church, and the diversity reflected in scripture.  He believes the church should be the hands and feet of Jesus in a changing world.  A very strong passion of Donovan is to see the marginalized and often “invisible” neighbors find their voice, passion and purpose with the outcome of being interdependent members of a healthy community.  To that end, he has taken on the role of President/CEO of the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission since March 2008.

Donovan has led the organization through radical changes with a solid footing for growth and sustainability.  The organization in 2013, and Donovan himself in 2015 have been awarded the prestigious honor of being Northeast Indiana’s Torch Award winners, a symbol of business ethics, practice and excellence.

Pastor Donovan believes in the local church.  He is excited about the possibilities of seeing new growth, stability and health for all members based on the authority of scripture, biblical worship and discipleship.