about fcc & our history



Joseph Lee Cooper
Senior Minister
Joe Cooper has been preaching every Sunday since he was 19 years old. He has held ministries in Indiana and Florida, as well as Kentucky. He, and his wife Pam, have been at First Christian Church, Lexington, since August 2010. McKinney, KY, is his hometown and he graduated from high school there. He has earned degrees from Johnson Bible College (AB), and Cincinnati Christian Seminary (MA). The Coopers have two children. Tim (April) Tim works for The Giving Church. Tim and April have three children, Makayla, Trace, and Lilly Grace. Becky (Nate) Collier is a fourth grade teacher in the Fayette County Public Schools. Nate and Becky have a daughter named Cooper. Joe enjoys spending time with his family, antique browsing, and his beloved Kentucky Wildcats!! jcooper_1852@windstream.net

FCC History
July 11, 2010, What a day for the Lord and His church when God called Pastor Joe Cooper to pastor First Christian Church. First has grown by leaps and bounds! God has and does continue to richly bless us, as of 2015, we have added over 200 new members. We look forward to many more years with Joe, his leadership, and the growth of God’s church!