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Pastor Marquis Cooper
Otter Creek Community Church
Little Rock, AR
Marquis Cooper is a native of Marianna, AR. He serves as the Senior Pastor of Otter Creek Community Church in Little Rock, AR. He is a licensed school counselor for grades K-12 in the states of Arkansas and Tennessee. Marquis serves as the school counselor at both Carver and Rockefeller Elementary Schools in the Little Rock School District. Marquis has received many honors over the past few years. Some of which include the JV Educational Leadership Award, Citizen of the Year Award, Moton Strong-Lee Hall of Fame Inductee, and the SRS Community Leader of the Year Award. Marquis is an accomplished educator. He has presented for multiple educational associations, including the National Center for Youth Issues Organization.
Marquis is an accomplished author. He wrote and published Guidance ~N~ Action in 2008, Sista Let Me Tell Ya, Bruh if You Only Knew in 2010, and R.E.N.E.W (Removing Every Negative Emotion & Word) in 2012. In 2014 Cooper was featured in a book entitled “A Matter of Life or Death: Why Black Men Must Save Black Boys in Public Education”. His next curriculum, “Behind Closed Doors: REACHING & RENEWING MEN FOR THE KINGDOM is scheduled to be released fall of 2020.
Marquis coined the phrase, “If you leave and grow, you can come back and plant.” He is the youngest of 22 children in his family. He and his wife Karmen have three children and they presently reside in Little Rock, AR.