Lee Cooper, Pastor
Rev. Lee Cooper was born and raised in central Ohio (go Buckeyes) and entered the U.S. Navy in 1983 where he spent 10 years serving mainly in the Norfolk, VA area. He met his wife, Donna, while stationed in Norfolk and they married in 1986. Lee and Donna have three children, Tim, Lauren, and Miranda, and three grandchildren. The Cooper family moved to the Raleigh area in 1996 when Lee entered Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned an Associate of Divinity in the year 2000, and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Biblical Studies in 2004’. Lee has served as pastor of several churches in NC and in VA.
Pastor Lee surrendered his life to Jesus at age 13 while on a youth outing, making Jesus his Savior, but it wasn’t until 1991 that he realized that even though he had asked Jesus to be his Savior, he had never really placed Jesus in control of his life, making him his Lord. In Oct. 1991 he came to understand that he needed to place his full trust in Jesus as Lord and from that day began a journey where Christ was the center of all that he was, placing Jesus in full control. Shortly after this full-conversion experience God called him into the ministry.
In his spare time Lee enjoys spending time cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes, is an avid car racing fan, and loves “getting away” by riding his Harley.