staff - John Cofer
Dr. John Cofer
Pastor
John has been married to Brenda for 43 years.  They have four children:  Elisabeth, married to Jeremy Lee, with two sons; Jennifer; Paul, married to Christy with a daughter and son; and Stephen.  He has pastored churches in Georgia and Mississippi.  John has served the Lord at Liberty for 23 years (began serving July 1, 1993).  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.
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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 middle Mississippi. Barbara was a principal at a local elementary school for many years.
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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.
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Tony Martin
Youth Minister (Interim)
A native Alabamian and graduate of Troy University and Southwestern Seminary, Tony’s love for students has not waned in the 36 years he has been working with them. He has been married to Teresa since 1980 and they have two adult children. Jeremy is a park ranger who lives in Oregon with his wife Kathleen. Amy is retail manager that is married to Dr. Stone Thames, a dentist practicing in Mississippi.
Tony has been working as the Associate Editor of The Baptist Record since 2000, and has been serving at Liberty since 2009. He is also a magician, a travel agent, and a published author. Tony is obsessed with Auburn football and all things Disney. 
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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.