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Dr. Philip Cooper

Senior Pastor

Office: 601-758-4738
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Facebook: philip.cooper.52

Philip loves spending time with his family. He has a passion for taking the gospel to the nations and for the preaching of God’s Word. His hobbies include hunting, riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, reading, and playing banjo. Philip and his wife, Tina, have three grown children and six grandchildren. Philip and Tina met in high school in Myrtle, MS. Tina teaches mathematics in the Lamar County School District. Philip was born in Memphis, TN and grew up in New Albany, MS. He has served churches in north, central, and south Mississippi. Prior to coming to FBC Sumrall in 2013, he spent 6 years as pastor of First Baptist Church, Piedmont, Alabama. Philip’s undergraduate degree is from Blue Mountain College (B.A., 1989). His graduate degrees are from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN (M.Div., 1996), and Covington Theological Seminary in Chattanooga, TN (Th.D., 2014). One of Philip’s favorite Bible passages is Hebrews 1:1-3.

Phillip Butler

Minister of Music & Education

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Reed McDaniel

Minister to Students

Office: 601-758-4738
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Reed and his bride, Lynsey, have one daughter and a heart for fostering and adoption.  Reed is a native of Taylorsville, MS and has served at First Baptist Sumrall since 2016.  He has served in churches in Tennessee and Mississippi.  He holds a Master of Christian Education from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Southern Mississippi.  Reed has a passion for discipling students and desires to see them fall more in love with Jesus, His Church and to serve Him faithfully.  His favorite verse comes from 2 Timothy 1:7 – “For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.”

Hampton Sims

Minister to Children

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Hampton, a native of Jackson, Mississippi is married to Lindsey who hails from Irvington, Alabama. They started life together in 2004. Together they have two children, Jackson & Macy Caroline. Hampton has been in ministry since 1996 and has led worship ministries, student ministries, & children's ministries in Alabama & Mississippi, & Lindsey has been an elementary teacher since 2007. They love spending time with family & friends, watching a good movie, dominating a board game, & football season in the South.

Carla Cook

Financial Secretary

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Marilyn Sumrall

Church Secretary

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Tim Etheridge

Maintenance

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