Born: November 1, 1869, Bardstown, Kentucky.
Died: February 13, 1946, Dallas, Texas.
Buried: Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas, Texas.
Coleman attended Georgetown College, and moved to Texas at a young age.
He lived first in Plano, Texas, where he unsuccessfully ran for political office. After moving to Dallas, he became a lay assistant to George W. Truett, pastor of the First Baptist Church there.
From 1908–14, he was business manager of the Baptist Standard newspaper, and for several years was president of the Texas Baptist Young Peoples Union.