Valerie Cooper serves the Missions Ministry as Local Missions Director. She previously managed GABC Contributions. She joined the GABC staff family in 2018, coming to us from Gateway Church in Southlake, TX, where she served in Human Resources and Prayer and Intercession.
Valerie is active in the community, including mentoring women released from prison through bible study, teaching them life skills and extending compassion. She also established and coordinated a Fellowship of Christian Athletes students group in a public middle school, attracting more than 150 students weekly. She also mentors teens in prison through bible study, helping them to process life trauma and offering hope.
Together, Valerie and husband David, created a blended family more than 20 years ago, with a passion to see marriages thrive, families flourish and the church sharing loving-kindness of God to their surrounding community.