James Rogers Cope, Sr

James Rogers Cope, Sr

Birth
Sparta, White County, Tennessee, USA
Death 18 Jun 1999 (aged 82)
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA
Burial Thonotosassa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 44718646 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Gospel preacher and teacher at David Lipsomb, Freed-Hardeman, and Florida College. He spoke on the 8th Annual Bible Lectureship at Freed-Hardeman College in January 1944. The funeral service was held the morning of June 22, 1999 in Hutchinson Auditorium on the campus of Florida College.

Biography in the Gospel Advocate

James R. Cope was born near Sparta, White County, Tenn., January 27, 1917. He was trained from infancy by faithful parents and grandparents in the Lord. He has had the rich inheritance of the best Christian training. The writer has "been reminded of the unfeigned faith that is in thee; which dwelt first" in his grandmother, Sister Breeding, and his mother, Sister Cope; "and, I am persuaded," in James R. Cope "also." He was baptized into Christ at Sparta, Tenn., when eleven years of age. Brother Cope received his elementary and secondary education in the public schools of White County, Tenn. In the fall of 1934 he entered David Lipscomb College with the idea of studying law and following that as a profession; however, before very long after entering David Lipscomb College he determined to consecrate his life to the preaching of the gospel. He was graduated from David Lipscomb College in 1936, and spent the summer working with the church in Gadsden, Ala. He entered Peabody College and continued his studies in that college, and was graduated with the B.S. degree in 1938. He received his M.A. degree from Peabody College in 1940. He began teaching in the high school department of David Lipscomb College, where he still remains as a teacher in that institution. Brother Cope has been very successful in his evangelistic work. In the summer of 1938 he preached for twelve days and nights at Big Spring, his home community, and baptized fifty-five, with twelve restored. Many of these were boys and girls with whom he had attended school, and others were men and women who had known him from early childhood. In October, 1939, he did the preaching in a fifteen days' meeting at Sparta, Tenn., where he had been baptized, and in that meeting there were thirty-eight baptisms. Brother Cope is now preaching for the Belmont Avenue Church, Nashville, Tenn., in addition to his regular work as a teacher in David Lipscomb College. -- H. Leo Boles, Gospel Advocate, Aug. 13, 1942, 776.


Sponsored by Ancestry

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Created by: Tom Childers
  • Added: 23 Nov 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 44718646
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Rogers Cope, Sr (27 Jan 1917–18 Jun 1999), Find a Grave Memorial no. 44718646, citing Sunset Memory Gardens, Thonotosassa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Tom Childers (contributor 46515204) .