The Reverend Be Louis Colleton, with humble beginning in Round-O, South Carolina is the eldest of five children. After graduating from Walterboro High School in 1974, he embarked upon a career in the U.S. Army where he was trained in Communications, Communications Security and Leadership. He was also an accomplished Instructor and Drill Sergeant. He acknowledged his call to preach the Gospel of Christ in 1980. On October 25, 1981, he began his journey as a student. The Reverend Be Louis Colleton received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Maryland, West Germany. In 1988, he graduated from Morehouse School of Religion in Atlanta, Georgia, with a Masters in Divinity Degree.


After returning to the military in June of 1988, his first assignment as Chaplain was at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. There, he served as Battalion Chaplain for Basic Combat Training, the Assistant Brigade Chaplain for Advance Individual Training, and Pastor for the Daniel Circle Gospel Service. In Panama, Central America, while Pastor of the Fort Clayton Gospel Service, Reverend Colleton also served as Brigade Chaplain for the Aviation Brigade with subordinate elements in Honduras and throughout South and Central America. His name is found in the 1989 National Dean's list, in the 1990 edition of the Outstanding Young Men of America, in the 2000-2001 edition of Whos Who in Executives and Professionals, and was selected Man of the Year 2001 by the American Biographical Institute.

He is also the recipient of the Gamma Phi Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.'s 2004 Public Service Award as well as the recipient of the Governor's Citation given by the Honorable Paris N. Glendening, Governor of the State of Maryland. He also received Resolutions from both the State Senate of Maryland and the Maryland House of Delegates. He retired from the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps after serving over 20 years. His last assignment was served at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington D.C. as Chaplain (CPT), where he held the position as Senior Floor Chaplain Clinician for the 6th floor.


Reverend Colleton served as the Dean of the Congress of Christian Education for the National Capital Baptist Convention Washington, D.C. and Vicinity and on October 23, 2004, he was installed as President of the same Congress of Christian Education. He has served as a lecturer in the Moderators Division for the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc., and currently serves as Coordinator for the Ministers Division. In February of 2008 Reverend Colleton was blessed with an educational opportunity to tour the Holy Land, where he preached on the Sea of Galilee. Reverend Be Louis Colleton is the proud pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church, and he lives by the philosophy of being a lover and leader of people who leads by example. He lives to serve God and Pastor God’s people. He is also the proud father of two lovely daughters, April and Ayne-Ka Colleton.