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Mike Cope - Pepperdine University

Mike Cope

Director of Ministry Outreach

Mike Cope was a minister for 27 years, preaching at Pine Valley Church of Christ in Wilmington, North Carolina (1982-84), College Church of Christ in Searcy, Arkansas (84-91), and Highland Church of Christ in Abilene, Texas (1991-2009).

Mike is the author of five books, including 2011's Megan's Secrets, and edited Wineskins magazine for 12 years. He also edited 21st Century Christian for 5 years, working with Helen and Norvel Young when they were the senior editors. He started a blog in 2003, www.preachermike.com, that has received over 4 million hits.

In 1994, the Copes lost their daughter, Megan, who was ten. Their journey of loss and joy-amid-grief has sharpened their interest in those things that ultimately matter in life.

Mike and his wife, Diane, have two sons: Matt and Jenna (who have three children), and Chris and Chloe.