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TERRI & JAMES R. COOPER, SR.
Lead Servant & Pastor

“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 28 years. Together, they have two beautiful children,  Marysa,  26  and  James  Jr.,  23  both  currently  are teachers.  James  Jr.  is  a  Math Teacher  at a local charter school.  Marysa  is  a  Special  Education  Teacher  and  recently  began  her  Doctorate  at  the  University  of Rochester (Warner School).