Barry Cooper lives with his wife and daughter in Port Orange, Florida, and serves as an elder at Christ Community Church Daytona.
He’s the producer, writer and presenter of Ligonier Ministries’ Simply Put, and in June 2019 became Supervising Producer at Ligonier. He also co-produces and co-presents the bi-weekly Cooper & Cary Have Words.
With Sam Shammas and Rico Tice, he created Christianity Explored, a series that has so far 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 writer and presenter of the Discipleship Explored film series, co-writer and co-presenter of the Life Explored film series, and co-writer and co-director of the Christianity Explored film series.
Barry has 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, Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, 9Marks, and ExploreGod.
Born in Epsom, Surrey, Barry holds an MA in English Language and Literature from St Catherine’s College, Oxford. 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.
Barry also holds an MA in Christian Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago. He has interned with Mark Dever at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington DC, and was part of the core team that helped to plant Trinity West church in Shepherd’s Bush, London.
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