Herbert Cooper featured speaker at Evangel’s Spiritual Emphasis Week
September 4, 2012 | Chase Replogle
Evangel University launched its Spiritual Emphasis Week on Monday, September 4. The Rev. Herbert Cooper is the featured speaker for services to be held September 4-6. The public is invited to attend.
Cooper, a 1997 graduate of Evangel, will be speaking in the Chapel auditorium at 10 a.m. through Thursday, as well as at 7 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday.
“Evangel has students from a wide variety of academic disciplines and church backgrounds,” says John Plake, campus pastor. “During Spiritual Emphasis Week, we all come together to reconnect with God and with one another around our faith in Jesus Christ. It’s a very refreshing time for everyone at Evangel.”
For additional information, contact the Spiritual Life Office at 417-865-2815, ext. 7396.
Background on the speaker
Cooper is pastor of People’s Church in Oklahoma City, one of the fastest-growing congregations in the nation.
The church began with only eight people and now has grown to a congregation of more than 5,000, meeting in three services.
Cooper was the recipient of Evangel’s Outstanding Young Alumnus Award for 2009. As a student, he was a football scholarship athlete, full-time student and a part-time evangelist. Every open weekend was spent on the road, ministering in churches.
Immediately following graduation from Evangel, he entered full-time ministry by launching Herbert Cooper Ministries. Shortly thereafter, he married his college sweetheart, Tiffany (Rust), a 2000 Evangel graduate. He was in demand as a speaker at churches, youth camps and conferences across the U.S. and internationally.
After five years on the road, the couple moved to Oklahoma City to start People’s Church. The couple now has four children—Cale, 8; Cade,7; Caris, 6; and Case, 4.