Barry Cooper (author)

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Barry Cooper
Barry Cooper in 2016.jpg
Occupation Author, Teacher and Filmmaker
Language English
Nationality British
Alma mater St Catherine's College, Oxford
Notable works Luther, Life Explored, Discipleship Explored, Christianity Explored, One Life, If You Could Ask God One Question, Can I Really Trust The Bible, and The Real Jesus.
Spouse Andrianna Lee Cooper

Barry Cooper is an author, teacher and presenter.

He helped to create Christianity Explored, an evangelistic series that has to date been used in 100 countries, and translated into 50 languages. He began working on Christianity Explored in 1998, co-founding Christianity Explored Ministries in 2001.

Barry is the author and presenter of the Discipleship Explored film series, narrator and presenter of the feature-length documentary Luther: The Life And Legacy Of The German Reformer, and co-author and co-presenter of Life Explored. He also wrote and co-directed the Christianity Explored film series.

He’s authored and co-authored a number of books including Can I Really Trust The Bible, One Life, and If You Could Ask God One Question. He’s also contributed articles to Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, 9Marks, and ExploreGod.

Born in Epsom, Surrey, Barry holds an MA in English Language and Literature from St Catherine’s College, Oxford, and an MA in Christian Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago. He wrote, directed and performed comedy shows at Oxford, and having trained as an actor at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London, co-ran a theatre company for seven years. He’s performed in such places as Shakespeare’s Globe and the Royal National Theatre.

At the end of 2011, Barry spent five months interning with Mark Dever at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington DC. He was also part of the core team that helped to plant Trinity West Church in Shepherd’s Bush, London.[1]


  1. ^ "About Future Perfect". Future Perfect / Present Tense. 2010-12-07. Retrieved 2017-04-25. 

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