Résumé | Barry Cooper


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British author, preacher and screenplay writer with a passion for helping people see the beauty of Christ. Co-founder of Christianity Explored Ministries, with a track record of creating biblically faithful, visually arresting and widely-used series – including Christianity Explored, an evangelistic course that has so far been used in over a hundred countries, and translated into fifty languages.


RefNet Writer & Presenter, Ligonier Ministries (2018-Present)

  • Writer and presenter of a new series for Ligonier’s RefNet – internet Christian radio from a Reformed perspective – to begin broadcast in April 2019

Screenwriter, The Church (2019)

  • Writing the feature-length documentary The Church, to be published by Media Gratiae in late 2019/early 2020.

Assistant to the Senior Pastor, Christ Community Church Daytona (2019-Present)

  • Creating weekly video announcements; writing and editing in-house discipling resources; preaching as required

Director of Product Development, Christianity Explored Ministries (1998-2018)

  • Preached, taught and offered theological training in the US and internationally
  • Wrote and presented the Discipleship Explored film series and curricula. Watch Episode 8 here (password: de)
  • Co-wrote and co-presented the Life Explored film series and curricula
  • Co-wrote and co-directed the Christianity Explored film series and curricula
  • Authored the books Can I Really Trust The Bible? and the booklet The Real Jesus; co-authored the books One Life and If You Could Ask God One Question
  • Worked with the publisher and editorial team at The Good Book Company, to devise cover design, internal layout, and promotional material
  • Co-developed curricula for use with children, young people, low literacy groups, and in prisons 
  • Contributed magazine articles to publications such as Christianity Today, Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition and 9Marks
  • Conducted interviews on TV, radio and podcasts

Co-Presenter, Cooper & Cary Have Words Podcast (2017-Present)

  • Awarded Podcast Of The Year at the UK Premier Digital Awards 2018
  • Records a new 45 minute episode every two weeks
  • Researches and conducts interviews
  • Creates incidental music and jingles 
  • Designs graphics for the Cooper & Cary website

Presenter & Narrator,  Luther: The Life & Legacy of the German Reformer (2017)

  • Presented the award-winning feature-length Luther documentary, shot on location in Europe. Watch the documentary here (password: Luther500)
  • Carried out script polish before shoot commenced
  • Performed and recorded narration for the film
  • Conducted promotional interviews on radio and at conferences

Screenwriter, Puritan (2018)

  • Wrote the feature-length documentary Puritan, commissioned by Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, presented by Dr Joel Beeke, and featuring  J I Packer, John Piper, Sinclair Ferguson et al, to be released 2019


  • Oxford University — MA English Literature and Language
  • Webber Douglas Academy Of Dramatic Art, London — Postgraduate Diploma
  • Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Chicago — MA Christian Studies, 2010
  • Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington DC — Pastoral Internship, 2011


  • Preaching (see sample sermons to the right of this résumé)
  • Church planting. Part of the core team who planted Trinity West Church in Shepherd’s Bush, London in 2012
  • Small group leading. Currently a men’s small group leader at Christ Community Church in Daytona, Florida
  • Comedy and improvisation; writer / performer in The Oxford Revue
  • Voiceovers
  • Extensive experience with Final Draft, Logic, OBS, Scrivener, Slack, Keynote, Pages, GSuite, MS Office and more

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