“My desire is “to be the obedient servant that the Lord would have me to be, the husband that God created me to be, the father that the Lord has taught me to be, the son that my mother prayed for me to be and the leader that the Lord has ordained me to be.”
James R. Cooper, Sr. was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio the youngest of 4 brothers and 5 sisters; the baby of the family. In 1984, James accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior and joined Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church. There he served as the drummer and president of the Union Grove Mass Choir. James was ordained in 1994 as a deacon and later was named Co-Chairman of the Deacon Board.
James, was employed for 27 years with the Xerox Corporation. He has held numerous sales, marketing and leadership positions, including Vice President of Marketing Integration, Vice President of Competitive Strategies and the Director of Channel Business Operations. James has traveled throughout North America and Europe consulting organizations on management process, sales strategies and methods to maximize productivity and marketing opportunities. His career appointments resulted in numerous recognitions, honors and the relocation of his family to Los Angeles Ca., Portland Oregon. In 2001, he was relocated to Rochester, NY to assume the position of Manager of World Wide Sales Operations.
However, James knows that only what you do for Christ will last! James delivered his first Sermon on September 2, 2003 and was ordained as a Minister in April 2005 at Bethel Christian Fellowship in Rochester, NY. He served as the South East District Pastor covering approximately 100 families.
In 2006, James founded Love Ministries as a media ministry on the radio. Love Ministries was created to bring glory to God by presenting Christ to the lost and preparing the body of Christ to be more effective in carrying out the Great Commission. Love Ministries offers biblical teaching and discipleship in the Rochester area and nationwide. In 2011, Love Fellowship Worship Center was launched at 1250 Scottsville Rd. in Rochester, NY. The installation and ordination was officiated by Prophet Russell Blackman in association with TVLC Ministries.
James is married to the woman of his dreams Terri for 30 years. Together, they have two beautiful children, Marysa, 27 and James Jr., 24 both currently are teachers. James Jr. is a Math Teacher at a local charter school. Marysa is a Special Education Teacher.