Nigel Alleyne – Senior Pastor
Nigel was born in Barbados West Indies, sometimes described as the most easterly located island in the Caribbean. His faith journey began in 1968, when as a youngster, only 12, he came to faith in Christ. Since then, forty-three years of being a follower of Jesus Christ has led to many endeavors.
Nigel left Barbados in August of 1979 in pursuit of the call of God. He attended Blue Water Bible College in the United States Virgin Islands, graduating in 1981 with a degree in Theology with special honors. While on the island of St. Thomas he became very active in the local church, which led him to eventually become the pastor of Grace Baptist Church.
In 1982 Nigel was led to move to Lynchburg, VA for further studies. For the next eight years he was engaged in studies out of which he earned a Bachelors of Science, a Masters of Divinity and a Masters of Arts degree with concentrations in theology, biblical exegesis, and Greek from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He also pursued Doctoral Studies in Counseling and Psychology from Liberty University.
Nigel has been involved in training Christian workers over the last twenty years.
He has served as an adjunct professor for International Seminary in Plymouth, Florida for eight years. In 1992 he became an adjunct professor for Virginia University of Lynchburg, formally, Virginia Seminary, teaching on the main campus as well as the Danville extension site.
Nigel continues to serve as pastor of Second St. Paul Baptist Church which he has been doing for the past 26 years. In 2008, he started a multi-cultural, multi-racial ministry in Lynchburg, VA called All Nations Community Church.
Along with his pastoral duties at home, Nigel finds time to travel and share the gospel whenever possible. He has traveled to several states preaching the word. He has also visited Nigeria, West Africa and a number of Caribbean islands.
In addition to these responsibilities, Nigel serves as president of the Elpis Center Inc., a center promoting youth programs and activities, and has directed this for 13 years. He is also president of the Altavista Businessman’s Club and former board member of New Covenant Schools, and received the Community Service Award from the NAACP, and was also awarded outstanding teacher of the year from VUL in 1995.
Nigel resides in Lynchburg, VA with his wife Pauline of 30 years and his two daughters, Shirley and Kendra- both recent university graduates. His favorite pastimes are playing ping pong when he finds a partner, going to Smith Mtn. Lake for relaxation, reading and playing his harmonica.
James Coleman –Associate Pastor
J.C., as he is called by most people, was born in Waynesboro, GA. He is a retired Army Sergeant Major and a Purple Heart recipient who served two periods in Vietnam.
He ended his military career as an ROTC Instructor at the University of Missouri, at Columbia. After retiring from the military, he moved to Lynchburg to attend Liberty University Bible Institute.
He met his wife, Emma in Bible school. They have two daughters, one son and five grandchildren. J.C. served in the inner-city ministry of Thomas Road Baptist Church before joining All Nations in 2008. As a Sr. Associate Pastor, J.C. coordinates equipment and supplies purchasing, and manages transportation. He is a visitation pastor, and teacher of the adult Bible classes.
J.C. is a well-versed side chair coach of a variety of sports, but his favorite way to relax is bowling.
David Champney – Children Pastor
Dave began filling his treasure chest of experience in children’s ministry in 1977 at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg. From 1977-2008, he served as a teacher of Child Evangelism, teacher in the Junior Dept., and as Children Pastor at the CENTER, TRBC Inner City Ministry. He became the Children Pastor of All Nations in August, 2008.
Dave and his wife, Marlene’s birth roots are in Vermont, but both were born again in Christ in Lynchburg, VA. Marlene is the fourth grade teacher, and an assistant to Dave. They have two sons and four grandchildren. They are the owners of Champney Concrete and Construction Co.
In his position as Children Pastor, Dave oversees the Sunday school teaching ministry for pre-school through eighth grades.
He is an avid NASCAR fan, but sitting on a riverbank with a fishing rod in his hands is Dave’s favorite way to relax.
Clark Robbins – Sunday School Superintendent
Clark grew up in rural Pennsylvania and moved to Lynchburg in 1985 to attend Liberty University. He graduated from Liberty with a degree in Psychology. He is employed as a Behavior Specialist by Laurel Regional Program for students with disabilities.
He met his wife Sharrie at Liberty. They have been married 25 years, and have two sons, Christopher and Jared. Clark is one of the founding members of All Nations. He is a Trustee and Sunday School Superintendent. He is responsible for recruiting and training teachers. Sharrie is a Sunday school rotation teacher for first through fifth grades.
Clark enjoys bicycle riding and camping to relax, get away, and refresh.
Emma Coleman – Office Manager
Emma moved from Connecticut to Lynchburg to attend Liberty University Bible Institute. She is a graduate of Religious Studies from Liberty. Her responsibilities include assisting the Senior Pastor with administrative tasks, recordkeeping, and general management of the office.