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Doctor Roscoe D. Cooper, Jr. is the son of the late Roscoe & Virginia Cooper, Sr. He was born in Camden, New Jersey. He professed faith in Christ in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he also grew up and received his basic education. He is married to the former Christa Williams, of Philadelphia. They are the parents of three children, Alexis, Roscoe, III, and Chadwick and the grandparents of five grandchildren. He was called and licensed to preach in September 1966. He was ordained to the Gospel Ministry, March 1969. He served as Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Haverhill, MA, 1969-1971; Western Avenue Baptist Church, Cambridge, MA, 1971-1973; Fifth Street Baptist Church, Richmond, VA, 1974-1992. In 1993, he organized the Metropolitan African-American Baptist Church, Richmond, VA. This church family, which has more than three hundred (300) members, is a community where unacceptable people find acceptance, helpless people find help, and hopeless people discover hope as God through our ever increasing faith blesses us to live together in love as brothers and sisters in Christ. Education B.S.: Secondary Education, Cheyney State University Cheyney, PA M.Div: Andover Newton Theological School Newton Centre, MA D.D.: Virginia Union University Richmond, VA October Edition 13