Pastor Profile: Ericessen A. Cooper

Pastor Profile:  Ericessen A. Cooper

May 23, 2014

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Name: Ericessen A. Cooper

Birthdate and place: December 30, 1962    St. Andrew, Jamaica


Wife: Crystal

Children: Chenille, Jibreel, Kaila


Kingston College (High School) – Jamaica, 1978

Hunter College – B.A. Communications, 1985

Ministry Experience:

Youth Fellowship President (1982, 1987-96), Youth Advisor (1997–2000), Moderator (1998–2007)

Current Ministry Position:  Pastor – New York City SDB Church since April 2005

Other Experience:

Recreational Therapist – UCP (1993-95), Audio Visual Technician – Grand Hyatt Hotel (1987-88), Strand Mapper – Warner Amex Cable (1985-87)

Other employment:  Supervisor III – New York City Department of Social Services (1989 – present)

My first job was:

as a microfiche clerk in Hunter College’s Registrar office.

Personal Hero:

My mother– Pearl Cooper; Biblical– King David.

Favorite childhood memory:

My grandmother would call me on Thursday and ask me what kind of porridge I wanted after church on Sabbaths. I didn’t like soup, and neither did my grandfather, so we had porridge every Sabbath.

Favorite Author:  John C. Maxwell

If given an all-expense paid vacation we would: take the family on a cruise of the Eastern Caribbean.

A great answer to prayer was:

My life partner, Crystal.

A project I’m excited about:

The church’s Community Outreach Program. We have been able to meet many physical and spiritual needs of our community. Partnering with other organizations, we have provided much-needed assistance during some difficult times.

My vision for SDBs:

More evangelical outreach in the cities where we have our General Conference. There should be a radio or television presence within that community, allowing people to ask questions and have those questions answered by the Conference President or someone from the General Council. We should plant a church/group whenever we are closing Conference.

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