Dr. John Cofer
John is married to Brenda.  They have four children:  Elisabeth, married to Jeremy Lee, with two sons; Jennifer; Paul, married to Christy with a daughter and son; and Stephen, married to Amber with a son.  He has pastored churches in Georgia and Mississippi.  John has served the Lord at Liberty for more than 25 years.  He has degrees from Georgia Tech (B.C.E.), Tennessee Temple Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.,ThM), and Dallas Theological Seminary (D.Min.).  John became a Christ-follower at the age of 20 while attending college.  As a shepherd, he  looks forward to discovering God’s plan for each member of Liberty as well as our purpose in advancing the Kingdom of God in the 21st century.
Mike McCool
Minister of Education and Administration
Mike is from Biloxi, MS and attended Mississippi State University for his undergraduate degree in Business Management. He later attended the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. It was there he received his Master’s in Religious Education and took his first position in a church.
Mike is married to Barbara and they have had 3 children. Mike and Barbara lost their only daughter (Allison) a few years back, but they love spending time with their sons Jonathan and Franklin, and their daughter-in-law Jessica. Mike and Barbara have been heavily involved in the community of central Mississippi. Barbara was a principal at a local elementary school for many years.
Mark Branson
Minister of Music
Mark has served Liberty as the Minister of Music/Worship since 2010. He is married to Adrianne, and they have one adult married son, Andrew (Hannah). They are the proud new grandparents of Hazel Grace.
Upon receiving a Bachelor of Music degree in Sacred Music & Voice from Union University, Mark and Adrianne began serving the Lord through the local church. Now spanning 30+ years of ministry, they have served in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi. The ministry’s focus has always been to lift up the name of Jesus so people would be drawn to a loving and compassionate Savior.
Rebecca Chapman
Family & Children’s Minister

Rebecca is from Natchez, MS and graduated from LSU with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education. She also attended Liberty University, where she obtained a Master’s in Human Services Counseling and Christian Ministries. She has a background in children’s ministry and international missions, and is passionate about impacting the next generation. Rebecca is married to Aubrey, and they enjoy serving alongside one another in ministry and all of life’s endeavors. Some of Rebecca’s favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, and all things LSU.

Aubrey Chapman
Student Minister

Aubrey is a native of Mississippi and grew up in Rankin County.  He studied psychology for his undergraduate degree and received a Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from the Liberty University School of Divinity.  He has a background in coaching soccer through numerous local organizations.  He also serves as a hospice chaplain and has experience helping with children and students at LBC.  He enjoys traveling and serving with his wife Rebecca and connecting with families throughout the area.  His involvement in the local church spans from serving as Deacon, on committees, and multiple board positions to help people find a balance between daily life and honoring God.  His favorite book of the Bible is James.

Twila Windham
Administrative Assistant
Twila joined Liberty’s staff in June 2012 as the Administrative Assistant after serving several years as the Pastor’s Assistant at Crossgates Baptist. Her greatest desire is to make a difference in the lives that God has in her path; believing that there is always hope even in the darkest of circumstances, she seeks to share what God has done in her life and the Hope that Christ offers.
Twila has been married to Marty since 1987 and together they have three children and seven grandchildren. Her greatest joy comes from spending time with family,  drinking coffee, and watching SEC football.