Deborah Richardson heard the call of God on her life at an early age. She is passionate about sharing how she got victory over social stigma of being a teen mother, shame, depression, domestic violence, sickness, and cancers.
Her family moved from Dallas, Texas to California in 1963 and she attended school in Santa Monica and Compton. In 1981, this then divorced mother with two sons became Mrs. Deborah Coleman. In 1982 and 1984, their new born Natosha Danielle and Daniel Lee went home to heaven shortly after birth.
The Colemans joined the Rock Church and World Outreach Center in 2003. At the Rock, she serves in the Convalescent and Lifeline ministries; and has also served in the Women’s and Discipleship ministries. Despite health challenges, Deborah graduated from The Rock Bible College, and holds a BA from Vision International College and Seminary. She is pursuing a degree in Philosophy of Religion. Discipleship ministry.
In Compton, CA, Deborah previous served as Director of Children’s Church at Tower of Faith Church of God in Christ. At Loveland Church in Fontana, CA, she served as Director of Sunday School Training, Co-Director of Women in Ministry, Director of Women’s Prison Ministry, a deaconess, a prayer room aftercare counselor, and served in the outreach ministry.
Deborah began teaching Sunday School at age 16 and began witnessing to her friends and classmates. In her home, as a young mother, she would share the gospel and pray with her children and their friends. Together with James, ministered on skid row, to troubled teens, and incarcerated youth at California Youth Authorities in Whitter, CA.
After 36 years of marriage, she is still thrilled when spending time with James. She would like to do more traveling. Deborah enjoys seafood, Mexican food, and soul food. St. John 3:13 and Jeremiah 29:11-12 are two of her favorite scriptures.