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Bishop (Dr.) Herbert Jerome Coats was born in Yazoo, Mississippi in 1961, parents are Ralph Green and the Late Matteal Coats. After living in Yazoo, Mississippi until the age of 2 his family moved to Ypsilanti Michigan.

Pastor Coats was raised in the church by his grandmother, the late Wadle Lee Coats, who was a missionary at St Johns Missionary Baptist, Ypsilanti Michigan, who instilled him fear and admonition of the Lord 

He is married to Lady Paula Coats. They have been marriage 14 years. Pastor Coats is very grateful for the helpmate the Lord has given him. They are co-labors together in the work of the Lord. They have five loving daughters, and five grandchildren.

Pastor Coats attended High School in Belleville Michigan and graduated in the year 1979, He attended Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor Michigan, majored in Business Administration.

MINISTRY EDUCATION- Pastor Coats earned a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Lake Charles Bible College, Lake Charles, LA., in 2005, Graduated from The Master's School of Divinity, 2001 with a Bachelor's of Practical Ministry Degree and . The Prophetic Voice Institute, 2000 Graduated with a Diploma in Ministry.

In 1993 Pastor Herbert Coats moved to Fort Wayne area and it was in the city of churches that Pastor Coats received his call into the ministry.

During this time Coats began to fellowship with Trinity Full Gospel Baptist Church, Bennie York, Pastor, He served as a deacon and Sunday School Coordinator for two years. It was during this period of his ministry that the Lord called him to preach the Word of God,1995.

In 1996 Pastor Coats became an Associate Minister at the Abundant Love Church, Gary L. Bush, Sr., Pastor. He served as the pastor's Armor Bearer and Men's Ministry Coordinator, Pastor Coats served in that capacity for several years until the year 2001. In November 2001 pastor Coats accepted an interim Pastoral Position at Good Shepherd Community Church (SBC) for a period of 4 months.

After much prayer and supplication the Lord Lead Pastor Coats to Found 1st Redeemed By The Blood Church and Ministries where he now serves as the senior pastor. 1st Redeemed By The Blood Church and Ministries opened its doors on October 6th 2002.

Bishop Coats has been serving as a vessel for the for Lord since 1993, his purpose is to teach, preach, and witness to all whom he comes in contact with that we have redemption through the Blood of Jesus Christ, and to minister deliverance to those who are in bondage.

1st Redeemed By The BLOOD International Ministries has reached Litton, England and this summer 2007, Bishop Coats will be ministering and organizing various churches in Monrovia, Liberia, who have requested his leadership and support. 

Our Purpose



*       To Evangelize-Spread the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!!!

*       On a corporate church level, engage all people in whom we have contact with share JESUS

*       To Equip----Train duplicate your self

*       To Edify-build up Speak Life


Redeemed the Blood of Jesus Christ

We Are Reaching the World for the Kingdom of God

Mission Statement


*      Every Member Committed to 1st Redeemed & Kingdom Advancement
*      To Serve, Preach, Teach, Witness the life of Christ

*      To bring the Unsaved into the family of Christ
*      To bring Members to Maturity
*      Palms 107.2  "...Let the redeemed of the Lord Say so, whom we as redeemed from the hand of the enemy..."


Senior Pastor/Teacher

Bishop (Dr.) Herbert Jerome Coats

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