Dr. David Koop is the co-founding pastor of Coastal Church, a dynamic, culturally-diverse and spirit-filled church in Downtown Vancouver, BC. Before entering the pastoral ministry, he pursued an education and career in the petroleum field, eventually establishing his own consulting business and a small oil producing company. In 1994, as a pioneer and visionary, David answered God’s call to plant the church in the heart of one of Canada’s most densely populated cities. Today the church now meets in four different locations and also has a thriving international online campus.
Together David and Cheryl share the duties of pastoring a busy urban church. In addition to his role as a husband, father and pastor, David serves on several church and non-profit boards. In 2010 he completed his doctoral studies at Bakke Graduate University, which focused on engaging communities in world class cities.
David and Cheryl have four children, three of whom are married and they are now enjoying a new season of grandparenting.