JC Cooper
Co-Senior Pastor

As a follower of Jesus Christ, JC has been blessed to serve and worship with God’s people at RdR since July 2014. JC is married to his wife Jocelyn of 6 years, and is a proud father of Uriah (5), Ezekiel (4), Gracelyn (2), and Levi (7 months). The Cooper Family lives in Oceanside, CA and enjoys spending time together at local beaches/parks and travel yearly to beautiful Eugene, Oregon.

JC is a native to Carlsbad, CA and attended Elementary, Jr. High, and High School in the Carlsbad School District. After receiving a full-ride scholarship to play football at Villanova University (PA), JC graduated with a degree in Communications with an emphasis in broadcasting. Prior to becoming a Pastor, JC worked for the San Diego Chargers in public relations, as a Sports Anchor for an ABC Affiliate in Colorado, a Special Education PE teacher in Carlsbad, a night security guard at the La Costa Resort, and as a Business Planning Analyst at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. God has his own timing and plans, and JC believes his work and relationship experience are a blessing to him in his role as a servant of Christ. Every role, position, or professional job is an opportunity for full-time ministry on the frontline of the work place, home, or public forum.

When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, 15 the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. 16 I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. 17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. – Ephesians 3:14-19