Who is the Rev. Dr. Coleman Tyler?
Rev. Tyler was born in Richmond, Va., in 1954 and
twenty years later made a personal commitment to Jesus Christ. He
graduated from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg,
VA in 1976 with a BA in English.
He served on-board the international Christian-Educational
bookship MV Logos from 1976-78 as a Public Relations Officer and
traveled to 27 nations around Europe, Africa, India, and Asia. From
1980-86 he served as Minister of Music & Missions at Williamsburg
New Testament Church, in Williamsburg, VA.
From 1986-88 he became a half-time seminary student
at Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA, graduating
with a Masters of Divinity, and then was ordained in the Episcopal
Church. From 1988-92 he served as the Assistant Rector of St. Stephen's
Church, Sewickley, PA, and from 1992-94 as the Associate Rector.
In 1994- 1995 he received prestigious "Beeson Scholarship"
for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore,
Kentucky, and did received is Doctor of Ministry degree in 1998.
He arrived in Montgomery, AL, in June 1995 to begin
ministry at Christ the Redeemer Episcopal In 1995 he began is ministry
at Christ the Redeemer Episcopal Church as Pastor -- a young, growing
church, committed to the Scriptures, worship, and evangelism.
He served in Montgomery, AL, until 1999 when he was
called to serve as Ship's Pastor and Personnel Director onboard
the international Christian book-ship Logos II. In June 2000 he
was named Ship's Director and oversaw its ministry during the two
years that followed, as the ship visited 25 countries in South America,
Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, sharing the Gospel of Christ
with 200 other people aboard from 40 different nations of the world.
Rev. Tyler returned to the USA in the late Summer
of 2001 to serve as the Senior Associate Rector of Galilee Episcopal
Church, Virginia Beach, VA. He is married to Susan Butler Tyler
and together they have three children ages 9 to 15.