Richard Cooper, our senior pastor, is a graduate of the University of Memphis (B.S. Education), The Master’s Seminary in Los Angeles, CA. (Masters of Divinity), and is completing his Doctor of Ministry from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida at present. He has been on staff at PVPC for 26 years and has served as the senior pastor since 2001. Richard and Tracy have been married for 36 years and have three adult children—Caleb, Jonathan (“JT”), married to Valerie, and Whitney. He loves living at the beach, enjoys a variety of outdoor sports and recreation activities, but most enjoys being a part of the PVPC cross-fit/Spartan sprint exercise crew each morning.