Jason Jerome Cooper (1977)

Jason Jerome Cooper


Jason Jerome Cooper was elected president of BPU in 1977. He was born in Fayette County, Pennsylvania in 1930. He graduated from Lincoln University with a degree in psychology in 1954, and completed a Divinity degree there in 1957. Ordained in Donegal Presbytery in 1957 he served Faith United Presbyterian Church in York, Pa. before taking the pastorate at Berean Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia in 1963. During 32 years in Philadelphia, Cooper was active in movements for affordable housing, in prison ministry, and served on the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter commission. Cooper was moderator of the Synod of the Trinity in 1984. In his late career he served as pastor of New Spirit Community Presbyterian Church in southwest Philadelphia. He died in 2008.

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