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Rod Cooper

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

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Rod Cooper

Dr. Cooper currently teaches at the Charlotte campus, but also taught at Gordon-Conwell’s South Hamilton campus. While in New England, he served as Associate Pastor and led the men’s ministries at historic Tremont Temple Baptist Church in downtown Boston. From 1995-1997, Dr. Cooper served as the National Director of Promise Keepers. He also served as the first Executive Director/President of the Houston Bible Institute, now called the College of Biblical Studies, in Houston, TX. One of the very first multi-cultural institutions in the country, the Institute now has nearly 2,000 students and the same multi-cultural emphasis. Dr. Cooper served as chaplain for the Houston Oilers and the Houston Astros franchises and has spoken to many other professional teams, including the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys and Houston Rockets. He is the author of numerous books including Commentary on the Book of Mark; Shoulder to Shoulder: The Journey from Isolation to Brotherhood; and
Double Bind: Escaping the Contradictory Demands of Manhood.

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