Bishop James R. Cooper is the co-founder of the Full Gospel Holy Temple Ministries located in Petersburg, Virginia and Oak City, North Carolina. A native of Wilson, North Carolina, Bishop Cooper has preached the Gospel for over two decades. God has blessed this humble, yet powerful man of God with an anointed helpmate and co-laborer in the ministry, Pastor Dianne Cooper, who serves alongside him. Bishop and Pastor Cooper have been married since August 3, 1986. Bishop Cooper received his basic ministerial foundation while serving at Tabernacle of Prayer in Apopka, Florida under the leadership of Bishop Ronnie Davis. God has also blessed him to serve under the leadership of the late Apostle/Overseer T.L. Baylor of Tabernacle Pillar of Fire Ministries in Windsor, North Carolina; the late Apostle/Overseer Dr. Lobias Murray of Full Gospel Holy Temple Churches, Inc. in Dallas, Texas; and currently under the leadership of Apostle Herman L. Murray Jr., Overseer of Full Gospel Holy Temple Churches Inc. in Dallas, Texas.
Bishop Cooper is a man of God with much wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. He is also known as a great teacher of the Gospel. He operates in the office of Bishop in power and strength; often imparting wisdom, knowledge and understanding God's word to all. Bishop Cooper serves as a true Ambassador of Jesus Christ and rules well. He is always a willing and yielded vessel for the Master’s use. God has used His servant to bless many people; with the evidence of miracles, signs, and wonders being manifested in each service. It is his firm practice to flow with the Spirit of God and take control of the atmosphere by bringing every spirit under this subjection of the Holy Spirit. Bishop Cooper always declares that no spirit will rule in the service except the Spirit of the True and Living God!
Pastor Dianne Cooper is the Shepherd and Visionary of Full Gospel Holy Temple Inc. located in Petersburg, Virginia and Oak City, North Carolina. A native of Fremont, North Carolina, Pastor Cooper has preached the Gospel for over 30 years. She received her basic foundation as a minister while serving at St. James Disciples Church under the leadership of the late Pastor W.H. Yelverton.
Pastor Cooper has had the opportunity to travel throughout the country and abroad. In October 2002, Pastor Cooper was blessed with the opportunity to minister in Cape Town, South Africa as the guest of the Prime Minister. God has shaped and molded this vessel of honor as she faithfully served under the leadership of Bishop Ronnie Davis of Tabernacle of Prayer in Apopka, Florida; the late Apostle/Overseer T.L. Baylor of Tabernacle Pillar of Fire Ministries in Windsor, North Carolina, the late Honorable Apostle/Overseer Lobias Murray of Full Gospel Holy Temple Inc. located in Dallas, Texas; and her present overseer, Apostle Herman L. Murray Jr. Also of Full Gospel Holy Temple Inc. in Dallas Texas.
Pastor Cooper has been featured in the Who’s Who in America and has received a Faith award for her service to the body of Christ and the Community. She is constantly training and building leaders by way of monthly leadership training classes and quarterly fellowships.
Pastor Cooper truly loves the Lord and her desire is to please Him. She is a defender of the Gospel and the power of God. Her daily devotion to God is evident to all that come in contact with her. She believes that “Holiness with a standard is still Right” and living Holy is reflected in her lifestyle, conversation, and character!