drcooper2I was born June 8, 1969 in Los Angeles, California. At the age of about one my parents broke up and I moved with my mother. I spent my early childhood living in New Orleans with my mother and two sisters. Although my immediate family weren’t Christians I grew up in a very religious environment. I myself was an atheist from the earliest childhood memories I can remember. I don’t know if it was so much that I didn’t believe in the existence of a God as much as I thought religion was just superstition and that Christians annoyed me.

As I grew older I became more and more open to God. Basically I stopped basing my opinion of God and Christianity on the practices of others and started to investigate for myself. I can’t say I was searching for God, I was still very young, I was just thinking about it. I started reading the bible and came to a better understanding of the idea of salvation. One day someone passed me a Christian tract, a mini-pamphlet talking about getting a relationship with Christ. I pretty much already knew what it was saying. The only thing that really stood out to me was that it emphasized that a choice must be made. I gave my life to Christ several months later. I was about 11 years old.

I have been living with Christ ever since. I can’t say that I’ve been the perfect Christian but I can definitely say that Jesus has been the perfect God.