CD TRIBUTE TO PARENTS: SUPT. NOBLE & DORPHINE COOPER
To thank her parents for their teaching, preaching, and upbringing in holiness and righteousness, Dee Cooper-Durden dedicates her work and any proceeds, if there be any, IN HONOR OF her parents, Supt. and Missionary Noble and Dorphine Cooper. While growing up, Dee supported her parents in the ministry beginning the moment she started singing "Give me that Old Time Religion" while her dad played the guitar. She was around three to five years old and given the nickname, Little Sister Dee Dee. Her parents pastored over four churches located in four Texas towns. As a result, Dee and her siblings attended church nightly and all day on Sundays. Her father, full of gifts and anointing held many offices: evangelist, pastor, teacher, guitarist, and soloist. Also, a husband and father of ten children. Cooper was called into the ministry at a very young age receiving salvation at the age of 19. His wife shares the story of how she prayed over his picture as a young girl of twelve years old for five years for God to save him if he was meant to be her husband. They were married at 19 and 17 years old. He became a preacher and not long afterwards, he was commissioned by his church to complete one of the most difficult tasks for mortal man as he ventured into cities and churches that defied righteousness and change. Where many preachers had been sent and failed, he was a sent and prospered because of his type of anointing. Against all odds, he put his life on the line for the purpose of the church, the cause of Christ and the advancement of the kingdom. Wherever he preached, the results yielded eternal spiritual changes for many lost souls. As a ministry team, Supt Noble Cooper and his wife, Missionary Dorphine Cooper prayed until the sick were healed, the dead raised, and the brokenhearted were mended. They made house calls. He would carry the sick in his arms praying for them and seeing to it that they received proper medical care. They fed the poor and clothed the naked. If it took all night long, they tarried for the souls of the sinners. This kind of ministry today no longer exist. They are feeble today, but we are praying for a miracle for God to breathe on them again. If they do nothing else, their lives and compassionate works speak for them. With all that I have to give, I will give to them. One of his songs, "This Train" is recorded on the "Get Over It" cd. Supt. Cooper's nephew, Rev. Leonard Simpson, who has the gift of playing the guitar exactly like his Uncle Noble came forth to complete the recording along with four others. Supt. Noble has received several awards, one being the "Great Humanitarian Award" from the Church of God in Christ and they continue to be loved and honored by many organizations and individuals locally and worldwide.