Our next meeting is at Trinity Church Adelaide (Parish Hall) on Saturday 14 May.
Our meeting will start at 10:30am with a time of fellowship and cuppa at 10am.
Paul Cooper (who likes to be known as ‘Coops’) will enlighten us on several aspects of his journey which has led to his present role as Lead Pastor at Campbelltown’s new church plant. (Read a brief introduction of Coops’ story below.)
Following the success of our previous after meeting lunch, we are making a booking at The Strathmore Café One2Nine for a similar fellowship lunch. If you would like to be included, please notify David Morgan (8337 3204) by Wednesday 11 May to reserve your seat.
About Paul Cooper (Coops)
The lovely Bronwen and I have been married for 25 years and we have three children – Erin, Lachlan and Tristan. I was raised in a loving and supportive family but we did not attend church and I grew up not knowing Jesus.
After studying electrical engineering I met Bron in my first job in an engineering department for a mining company. Bron and I moved quite a bit over the course of our married life, starting from Perth then to the UK, then Canada, back to Perth, the USA and finally to Sydney.
It was not until Sydney that Bronwen became involved in a regular church. Her faith grew and she encouraged me to attend church with her. I would, but quite sporadically, mainly just to keep the peace. I took any excuse to just wave goodbye from the driveway.
Thankfully, when I was 37 I came to know Jesus as my Lord and Saviour. The minister at our church spent many mornings before work reading the Bible with me, something I will be always grateful for. One morning he asked me if I had considered full time ministry. I laughed and said ‘You mean doing what you do? You must be joking…’ But the thought never went away.
Eventually, after much prayer and discussion, Bron and I realised that we wanted to prioritise gospel ministry and manage other aspects of our lives around that. So we thought, if that was the case and we had the ability to go to college, why wouldn’t we do that full time? I left my job and went to Moore College.
That led us to Trinity Church Modbury in Adelaide and now, Trinity Church Campbelltown.
If you’d asked me even 6 years ago if we were going to serve the Lord in Adelaide and church plant I would have said you were crazy…..but its been an amazing and wonderful journey, one in which we look forward to seeing God’s plan unfold with great anticipation. We are so very thankful to the Lord for his blessings.