First Church of God

Pastor Bob Cooper

Senior Pastor


Office Phone:(616) 754-3187
EMail: bob@1chog.org












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Bio:  Bob Cooper is the Senior Pastor of First Church of God in Greenville, Michigan. He has been married to Michelle for 26 years and they have two sons and two grandsons.

  • Marcus is a former submariner in the U.S. Navy and is married to Molly. They live in the Chicagoland area with their son, Kyle. 

  • Nicholas formerly served aboad an aircraft carrier in the Navy and is married to Adrienne. New baby Emmett is the latest member of the family.They live in Tennessee.


Bob has been a life-long resident of the state of Michigan, having lived the majority of that time in the Flint area before moving to Greenville in 2009. He attended the University of Michigan-Flint and is a graduate of Warner University in Lake Wales, FL, with a degree in Transformational Christian Ministry (2008, Cum Laude). 


Bob served in various capacities at New Community/New Creation Church of God in Flint for nine years, ranging from Middle School Youth Pastor to Pastor of Evangelism. He was ordained by the Church of God in Michigan in 2008 and has served with the Church of God in Michigan Church Health Ministry and 360 Ministry Leadership Conference Task Force. 


Michelle is a graduate of Montcalm Community College and is awesome at everything! (Seriously, EVERYTHING). She serves the church as Bob's personal assistant. 


Bob and Michelle are avid sports fans and love all things pertaining to the Detroit sports scene – Tigers, Lions, Pistons, Red Wings and of course, Michigan (Go Blue!) Since moving to West Michigan, they have also become followers of the local minor league baseball and hockey teams. Bob is also terrible at golf. They live in Greenville with their dog Harley Quinn (a rescue dog and certified sweetheart) and a goldfish.