Résumé | Barry Cooper

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PROFILE

I’m a teacher, author and filmmaker with a passion for equipping the local church to make disciples of all nations. As Co-Founder of Christianity Explored Ministries, I have a track record of teaching Scripture faithfully, while also creating widely used and aesthetically sensitive film series, curricula and books – including Christianity Explored, an evangelistic series that has been used in 100 countries, and translated into 50 languages.

EXPERIENCE

Co-Founder / Associate Evangelist / Director of Product Development, Christianity Explored Ministries (1998-Present)

  • Preaches, teaches and trains in the US and internationally.
  • Writer and presenter of Discipleship Explored film series and curricula. Watch Episode 8 here (password: de).
  • Co-writer and co-presenter of Life Explored film series and curricula.
  • Co-writer and co-director of Christianity Explored film series and curricula.
  • Author of the books Can I Really Trust The Bible? and The Real Jesus; co-author of the books One Life and If You Could Ask God One Question.
  • Works with the publisher and editorial team at The Good Book Company to devise cover design, internal layout, and promotional material.
  • Co-develops curricula for use with children, young people, low literacy groups, and in prisons.
  • Oversees the hiring and direction of film producers and directors.
  • Writes marketing copy, web copy, newsletters, blog posts and contributes magazine articles to publications such as Christianity Today, Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition and 9Marks.
  • Conducts interviews on TV and radio.

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

  • Records a new 30 minute+ episode every week.
  • Researches and conducts interviews.
  • Designs graphics for the Cooper & Cary website.
  • Crafts HTML and CSS for the website.
  • Creates shareable media for promoting the podcast via social networks.

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

  • Presented the 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 numerous promotional interviews on radio and at conferences.

Screenwriter, Puritan (Media Gratiae, to be released in 2019)

  • Wrote the feature-length documentary Puritan, presented by Dr Joel Beeke, and commissioned by Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids.

EDUCATION

  • Oxford University — MA English Literature and Language, 1995
  • Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Chicago — MA Christian Studies, 2010
  • Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington DC — Pastoral Internship, 2011

SKILLS

  • 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. Trained as an actor at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and was a writer / performer in The Oxford Revue.
  • Voiceovers.
  • Blogging.
  • Extensive experience with Final Draft, GarageBand, Slack, Twist, OBS, Keynote, Pages, Word, Scrivener and more.

For further information, or to request references, please contact me here.