My name is Barry Cooper. I’m an author, teacher and presenter who works as Director of Product Development at Christianity Explored Ministries.
I’ve authored or co-authored a number of books over the years, as well as writing for The Gospel Coalition, 9Marks, ExploreGod and Christianity Today. Future Perfect, Present Tense is a collection of my articles and blog posts.
I was born and raised in Epsom, Surrey. While I was supposed to be studying English Language and Literature at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, what I actually did was lots of sketch-based comedy and stand-up (with my own shows and also The Oxford Revue). I then trained as an actor at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, and appeared on stage in various places, including Shakespeare’s Globe and the National Theatre. I also co-ran a theatre company for seven years.
In May 2010, I completed an MA in Christian Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago. More recently, I spent five months interning with Mark Dever at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington DC.
I now live in London, and was part of the core team that helped to plant Trinity West church in Shepherd’s Bush.
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