Asbury Park’s Second Baptist Church is holding a luncheon for the Rev. William E. Coleman Jr., the outgoing interim pastor, on Sat., Dec. 12.
The lunch will be noon to 4 p.m. at Jumping Brook Country Club in Neptune. Tickets are $45 each and available through the church office, telephone 732-774-5347, or through church member Dan Harris, telephone 732-890-2533.
On Sun., Dec. 13, Coleman will give his farewell sermon at 10 a.m. at the church, 124 Atkins Ave.
Coleman, the husband of Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, has been the interim pastor for three years. The new pastor is Semaj Yorel Vanzant, who will formally take over as pastor Jan. 1, but will give his first sermon Sunday, Dec. 20.