Barry Cooper is an author, preacher and documentary maker.
He helped to create Christianity Explored, an evangelistic series that has to date been used in 100 countries, and translated into 50 languages. He began working on Christianity Explored in 1998, co-founding Christianity Explored Ministries in 2001.
Barry is the author and presenter of the Discipleship Explored series, co-author and co-presenter of the Life Explored series, and co-author and co-director of the Christianity Explored series. He’s also the presenter and narrator of the feature-length documentary Luther, co-presents the Cooper & Cary Have Words podcast, and does occasional voiceover work.
He’s authored and co-authored a number of books including One Life, If You Could Ask God One Question and Can I Really Trust The Bible? He’s also contributed writing to Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, 9Marks, and ExploreGod. Future Perfect, Present Tense is a collection of his articles and blog posts.
Born in Epsom, Surrey, Barry holds an MA in English Language and Literature from St Catherine’s College, Oxford, and an MA in Christian Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago. He wrote, directed and performed in numerous comedy shows at Oxford, and having trained as an actor at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London, co-ran a theatre company for seven years. He’s performed in such places as Shakespeare’s Globe and the National Theatre.
More recently, Barry spent five months interning with Mark Dever at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington DC. He was also part of the core team that helped to plant Trinity West church in Shepherd’s Bush, London.
He now lives with his wife Lee in Port Orange, Florida, and attends Christ Community Church Daytona.
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