BISHOP TONY COOPER,
Regional Administrative Bishop
First generation Church of God, Tony was raised the son of a Baptist preacher. He united with the Church of God in 1985. His transfer to Winchester, KY with his employer brought about his introduction to the Church of God.
He was appointed administrative bishop of the North Central Region June, 2011. Prior to that appointment, he served the Church of God in pastoral ministry in Kentucky and Ohio for over 25 years. During his pastorates, he focused on growth, spiritual renewal, revival, and witnessed a tremendous outpouring of the Holy Spirit. He has served on several state and international boards, and has spoke at camp meetings, youth camps, revivals, and other special services. He completed a Master of Arts in Leadership degree from the Church of God Theological Seminary.
Tony is married to his high school sweetheart, Kathy. They have two sons, Paul married to Lauren, and Nathan (Nate). Both are actively involved in ministry. Also, part of the family is their special 4-legged friend, Chipper, they
adopted in 2005.
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Women’s Discipleship Director
Kathy is excited to be serving along-side her husband Tony in the North Central Region. Connecting women together in the body of Christ is one of her passions. She believes building relationships is very important in becoming a healthy Christian woman. She greatly enjoyed her years as a pastor’s wife in relationship building among women and young ladies. Kathy is eager to serve and connect with the wonderful ladies of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana.
Kathy was privileged to serve the Church of God in Kentucky for years as Accounting Secretary and Women’s Ministries Secretary. She also served in Ohio on the State Women’s Board.
She thoroughly enjoys spending time with her two sons and daughter in law, and is very proud of them. Besides her favorite pastime of being with family, her hobbies include photography, sports (especially UK basketball), walking, and spending time with friends.
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Regional Youth & Discipleship Director
Daniel (P. Dan) was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and raised in Augusta, Georgia, in a predominately Southern Baptist home. First generation Church of God, Daniel joined the COG as an Ordained Minister in 2005 and became an Ordained Bishop in 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies with a minor in Ministry.
Beginning his journey in ministry as a teenager, Daniel has dedicated the past two decades to ministering to young people and their families. He and his wife, Julie, have been serving the Lord in ministry together since their marriage in 1998. They have four children: Hannah, Benjamin, Josiah, and Samuel.
In 2011, the Sansots accepted the call to "Family Ministry," and have been serving as Senior Pastors since then. As pastors, Daniel and Julie focus on spirit-filled discipleship and ministry to the whole family. They desire to teach and equip adults, as well as train and instruct children and youth.
Daniel's heart for training young people through discipleship is the driving force in his role as Youth & Discipleship Director for the NCR. He has a strong passion to see students have a personal encounter with their Creator that leaves no room for doubt of His relevance in their lives. As director, the pursuit of Daniel's heart is to help students discover their hope, identity, and purpose that lies in Jesus Christ.
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Regional Girls Ministries Coordinator
Julie has served alongside her husband for the past seventeen years, most of which have been spent working with young people. She has taught classes, counseled students and parents, served as friend and confidante, and journeyed with many students through the exploration of life and their faith. She has enjoyed the many facets of being a youth pastor's wife and, since their transition into senior pastoring, has continued to develop relationships with young people as well as embrace opportunities to pour into their lives.
The development of the spiritual lives of young ladies has always been a key focal point for Julie, and serving as Girls' Ministries Coordinator simply takes her passion to another level. It is the desire of her heart to see young girls mature and grow to be mighty women of God, understanding their identity and worth as royalty in Christ. Teaching, training, and equipping these young ladies is what Julie endeavors to see accomplished through the ministry of Girls' Clubs.
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