Rev. Dr. Luther Cooper

2012 Recipient

Fowler-Larson Allies Award

Reverend Dr. Luther Charles Cooper is the Senior Pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Akron, Ohio, where he has served its congregation for 37 years. He responded to the call to preach at age 15, was licensed and ordained at the age of 16, and as of 2012 has 50 total years of senior pastoral experience. Under his leadership, Mount Zion Church entered into a covenant relationship with Reverend Mark Frey of The Bath Church, United Church of Christ, which has drawn Christians together as one body in God’s sight for over 20 years. This allied partnership has led to many shared yearly events, as well as worship and fellowship opportunities.