PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
MA, Columbia Biblical Seminary and School of Missions
Bachelor of Environmental Design, Texas A&M University
Dr. Cooper earned a PhD in Intercultural Studies with a focus on religious movements and a minor in theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He currently serves as a missiologist for East West where he focuses on missiological research and equipping missionaries for effective cultural engagement. He has thirty years of missions experience, including ten years as a pioneer church planter in Romania after the fall of communism. He has equipped church planters and leaders in Africa, Europe, North America, South America, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Michael has taught at Torch Trinity Graduate University in Seoul, South Korea, Mission India Theological Seminary in Nagpur, India, Asia Graduate School of Theology Nepal and is affiliate faculty at Kairos University. Additionally, he has written and contributed to more than 30 books and academic articles, and has presented conference lectures at the London School of Economics, University of Bordeaux, Loyola University, Baylor University, and many others. His book, Ephesiology: A Study of the Ephesian Movement is a best seller at William Carey Publishing. His current research interests are the church fathers, missiological theology, and movemental ecclesiology.