Grover and Sharon Cooper – South Africa, USA; In Service Now

Grover and Sharon Cooper serve with Cru.

Sharon began serving Campus Crusade for Christ in 1983 at The Ohio State University. She served their one year. She moved to the CCC work at Jackson State University, where Grover was the lead. Grover and Sharon met there and married in May 1987. They served at JSU together until 1991. They moved to Dallas in 1991 for an education at Dallas Theological Seminary; Grover graduated from DTS in 1995. They moved to Houston after the graduation to raise financial support for their work in South Africa.

In 1996 Sharon gave birth to their third child and suffered a cerebral hemorrhage about 10 days after the birth. Sharon received marvelous health care in Houston, where she recovered in wonderful ways! Thank God! This delayed their desired move to South Africa, but did not cancel the work that was in front of them.

In 2000 they moved to Johannesburg, South Africa where Grover served as Campus Director at The University of Witwatersrand until May 1, 2006. From 2006 – 2007 they served on the CCC Lake Hart Stint, a one year development program & they also worked with The Impact Movement, serving with Staff Development and Staff Care. Currently,

Grover serves as National Alumni Development Director and Fund Development Director. Grover and Sharon serve in supportive roles with the National Campus Ministry and in Impact National and Global Missions, using their years of experience to help develop the staff who lead campus movements around the country and in Africa.