Kenneth D. Cooper, Senior Pastor

pastor5Reverend Kenneth D. Cooper is an ordained minister and Christ-centered preacher who has preached and taught God’s transforming message to people from the United States to South Africa and South America.
In 2006, Reverend Cooper took the leap of faith into full time ministry, transitioning from a seven-year career in information technology. He had previously worked at JP Morgan Chase Bank and ABC News where some of the world’s most notable journalists relied on his technical abilities.

As a minister, God called Reverend Cooper into preaching, teaching, counseling and administration. Reverend Cooper headed the Ministry of Missions and served as the Minister to Missions at Fountain Baptist Church in Summit, New Jersey for three years, leading ministries in South Africa and the United States. At Fountain, he was also charged with developing, implementing and assessing programs for pastors and churches affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. This million dollar program—The Fountain Project— was done in partnership with the Lott Carey Foreign Missions Convention.

Being faithful to the movement of the Holy Spirit, Reverend Cooper went on to serve as the Assistant to the Pastor at Christian Faith Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, overseeing daily operations and church staff. At Christian Faith, he led the men of the church to raise twenty thousand dollars for an African American male student attending one of the Historical Black College & Universities.

On October 28, 2012, the Christian Faith Baptist church elected and called Reverend Cooper to be the next Senior Pastor. He began this leadership role on November 12, 2012.

Pastor Cooper’s Family Reverend Cooper holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he was awarded a full academic scholarship by the Black Engineers Technology Alumni Association. He also has a Master of Divinity degree from Drew University’s Theological, where he served as the President of the Black Ministers Caucus for one term. He also holds a Master of Social Work degree from Monmouth University’s School of Social Work, where he was awarded the 2008 Global Understanding Award in recognition of outstanding global service.thefamily2

Reverend Cooper was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey. He has been married for over a decade to the former LaKeeyna S. Sims and has two children: a son, D’Shaun and a daughter, Kennedy.