ABOUT PASTOR DR. JOHN COOPER
John was born in Hugo, Oklahoma on June 11, 1939, but actually lived in a small community called Grant, Okla. just a stone’s throw across the Red River from Paris, Texas.
By age 26 John was experiencing a call from God to enter the Ministry, which led him to Dallas Bible College where he graduated in 1972 with a Bachelor of Art and a Bachelor of Theology degrees. God continued to lead John to Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he graduated in 1976 with a Master of Divinity, and in 1978 John graduated from Luther Rice Seminary with a Doctorate of Ministry Degree preparing him for a long tenure in working with people. Dr. Cooper has served as pastor to Churches in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Later God brought him back to Sulphur Springs.
John has had another vocation through the years as well. He has worked in the engineering and surveying fields in theFamily private sector, in the municipal sector, and in TXDOT. And currently a small businessman as a Registered Professional Land Surveyor in Texas and the President of Cooper Land Surveying Inc.
John is highly involved in the community. He is a past Lieutenant Governor of the Texas Oklahoma District, Division 32 of Kiwanis. He is a Past President, and currently chairman of the project committee for the Sulphur Springs Golden “K” Kiwanis Club. He is also a Lifetime member of both the Texas Oklahoma District of Kiwanis and Kiwanis International. He also serves as Chairman of the Construction Board of Adjustments for the City of Sulphur Springs.
He and his wife Billie have been married for 25 years and together they have 5 children, 10 grand children, and 8 great grandchildren.