Jonathan Coleman was born in Mississippi and moved to Louisiana in high school. He felt God’s call to ministry the summer of his senior year. He went on to study at Mississippi College where he received a Bachelor of Church Music degree in 2006. From there he went to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas and graduated in 2012 with a Masters. Jonathan came on staff at Mission Dorado Baptist Church in December of 2018.
Natalie and Jonathan have three children, Mackenzie Grace, Titus Bryant, and Timothy Michael. Mackenzie is a 5th grader who loves ballet, music, and arts/crafts. Titus is a 3rd grader who loves any sport with a ball and is convinced he is a ninja. Timothy is a 18-month-old who loves baseball, hiding, and his family! Jonathan’s interests include spending time exploring new places with his family, golf, looking for the perfect cup of coffee, and convincing his sons that they are not ninjas so they can’t jump off elevated objects. Most importantly Jonathan is most passionate about making relationships with those around him to tell them about the life-changing relationship that they can have with Jesus Christ and leading his family to do the same.
Associate Minister of Education & Assimilation
Maurie loves words. She holds a degree in communication, minored in English, did postgraduate work in Spanish and wrote a book for children who are adopted (The Bridge That Love Built). Her favorite words, however, are those of Scripture. Maurie has seen the transformative power of God’s Word and is passionate about teaching and equipping others to understand and apply it. Maurie has extensive experience in student ministry and is active in the community working with at-risk kids.
Misty has been on staff for 19 years at Mission. In addition to her administrative duties, she is also the coordinator for the Women’s Ministry. Misty is married to Corey, is the mother of 4 adult children and Gran Gran to 4 beautiful grandchildren.
Bettye has been a member of MDBC since it opened in 1996. Soon after she felt called to serve in the Children's Ministry and taught Pre-K and Kindergarten which she fell in love with immediately. In 2011 Bettye felt God was calling her to accept the position as Nursery Coordinator. Bettye retired from Medical Center Hospital as Manager of Environmental Controls. Bettye’s hobbies include working in the yard, reading and catering to her beloved dogs.
Senior Adult Pastor
Bro. Bob has been in ministry since he was 16 years old and is the founding pastor of Mission Dorado Baptist Church. He is passionate about equipping people with the Word of God. He is married to Carol, the father of 4, grandfather of 20 and great-grandfather of 7. Bro. Bob is an honorary chaplain at several local nursing homes and active in hospital visitation. In his spare time, he is an avid gardener.