Randy Cooper was born into a farm family near Humboldt, Tennessee. The youngest of four children, Randy planned to farm with his brother before God called him into the ordained ministry.
Randy has been a United Methodist pastor for over 37 years. He has served congregations in upstate New York, west Tennessee, and western Kentucky. Randy and his wife Gayle have been blessed with two daughters, two sons-in-law, and four grandchildren. He understands his ministry to be one of building up the Body through the priestly work of worship, sacrament, preaching, pastoral care, and service.