About Us

Our senior pastor: Reverend Robert (Bob) Cooper and his wife, Reverend Frances (Fran) Cooper

An Introduction to Pastor Bob:

Pastor Bob was appointed to serve Tabernacle UMC beginning July 1, 2021

Originally from Tangier Island, Bob has served churches on the Eastern Shore, Elizabeth River, and Richmond Districts. He has also served on various District and Conference Committees and Boards as well as a delegate to the 2001 World Methodist Conference, the 2016 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference, and as a reserve delegate to the 2019 General Conference. Bob received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Asbury College and his Masters of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Wesley Theological Seminary.