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. Additionally, he is professor of missiological theology and program director of the Master of Arts Missiology of Movements at Mission India Theological Seminary. He has more than thirty years of missions experience, including ten years as a pioneer church planter in Romania after the fall of communism as well as six years in international development. He has written and contributed to more than 30 books and academic articles and his recent book, Ephesiology: The Study of the Ephesian Movement is a best seller at William Carey Publishing and the 2020 Reader's Choice Award best book in Missiology by Catalyst Services.