Candidate Biography

    The Rev. Randy Cooper

    Ripley, TN

    July 1, 1953

    Spouse: Gayle



    Education and Honors:
    Lambuth University-- B.A. in Religion.
    Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York City included a fourth year of study of the New Testament in Aberdeen, Scotland.
    Doctor of Ministry degree from Memphis Theological Seminary.
    Additionally, Randy has been involved for eight years in the Pastor Theologian Program associated with the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, New Jersey
    1980 Bethlehem-Water Valley-Wesley
    1982 Medina-Mt. Zion (Ext Min.)
    1987 Harris Grove-Oak Gr.-Plowshares Chapel House
    1993 LaCenter-Pleasant Hill
    1996 Pleasant Hill Parish
    1998 Henderson First-Trinity
    2005 Ripley First
  • Memphis Annual Conference
  • Member of UMW and UMM
  • An Elder in the church
  • Early signatory and member of the Ekklesia Project
  • Life-time fellow of Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, New Jersey
  • Member of Conference and District Boards of Ordained Ministry
  • Member of first Task Force for Developing the Orders and Fellowship
  • Chair of Conference Peace and Justice Committee in the 1980’s
  • Other:
    Chair of the Order of Elders of the Memphis Conference
    Ripley First UMC
    Pastor: Rev Randy Cooper
    145 S MAIN St
    RIPLEY, TN 38063
    Phone 901 635-0821
    Endorsed by:
    Memphis Conference
    Memphis Conference delegation.

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