Minister of Music: Jeff Coats

Jeff Coats was born April 14, 1974 at Jeff Anderson Hospital, Meridian, MS to Rev. Dennis and Charlotte Coats of Quitman, MS. He made a profession of faith and was baptized in April 1981 at First Baptist Church, Buckatunna, MS. He was an honor graduate from Quitman high School in 1992 and continued his education in Vocal Music Education at Jones Jr College, Ellisville, MS; in Music Composition at Lamar University, Beaumont, TX; and Business Management at Mississippi State University, Meridian, MS. He married his wife, Karen Coleman from Meridian, on February 19, 1999 and together they have four children: 3 Sons – Ethan Jeffrey, born February 8, 2000; Jake Rylan, born August 19, 2003; and Kaden Jeremiah, born Oct 14, 2005; 1 Daughter – Emma Grace, born August 13, 2009. He was Licensed and Ordained into the Gospel Ministry in April 2004. He and his wife have served in ministry for 19 years. Jeff enjoys cooking, bowling, traveling, and spending time with his family.