Dustin L. Cooper

Partner

The Rev. Dustin Cooper has been in ministry for over thirty-five years.  For the first twenty-five years, he served as a local church pastor with a great record of evangelism and stewardship.  As a pastor, he led six major capital efforts and several building campaigns.

Over the last eleven years of his ministry, Dustin has been consulting in churches throughout the United States on issues of Christian financial stewardship.  As a Senior Vice President and Partner at Horizons, his passion has been and continues to be helping pastors and church leaders respond to fulfilling the vision of making disciples of Jesus Christ in their church’s ministry.

Dustin lives in Overland Park, Kansas, with his wife, Ruth.  They have two grown children.  Daughter, Corrine, and husband, Marco, are the parents of the Cooper’s two beautiful granddaughters and live in Connecticut.  Son, Greg, lives in Little Rock.  Dustin is a graduate of Missouri State University and Candler School of Theology at Emory University.

When not working with his churches, Dustin enjoys scuba diving and traveling.

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