In a nut shell, I was raised in a ministers home. Church was our life and I started playing around on guitar at age 7 and writing songs at 12. I started a Rock Christian Band called "Heart and Soul" in high school and that pretty much launched a life of ministry. Sorry, no "Heart and Soul" pictures. I thought, I'd spare you the mullet! In 1988, I met Lindell Cooley in Red Bay, Al. At the time I was playing in a secular rock band called "Radio Tokyo" of Muscle Shoals, Al. Lindell had me play at his church one Sunday and the rest is history. We became very good friends and his father, Pastor Gene Cooley, put me on staff for 7 years. After Lindell moved on, I became the music pastor of Calvary Temple. There, I did two recordings: "The Shepherd's Field," and "Month of Sunday's." The song, "One God" off the "Month of Sundays" release made it into the Country Christian charts and it's just interesting that the recording was originally released by the title, "Tony Hooper and the Mississippi Mudcats." The music has carried us all around the world. One missions trip with Christian Rocker, Rick Cua, produced a life-long friend and mentor. Rick graciously let me join the band and I'm still traveling about with him today. We recorded two Cd's together: "Like a Cool Drink" and "Won't Fade Away." Cross Peace Music, my publishing company, was born sometime during all this and thanks to Rick Cua, EMI Christian Music Group bought over 300 of my songs and signed me as a writer for almost 3 years. Mentoring others and being mentored is what it's all about. In 1997, we moved to Winfield, Al., where we served as music ministers with Pastors Harry and Sandra Saylor at Faith Fellowship Church. We recorded two projects there: "737," and a live one called "Run with the Horses." After five years in Winfield, we helped plant a church in Atlanta, Ga., called "Life Church." In 2003, we came to Brownsville Assembly of God to assist my friend, Lindell Cooley. We were at Brownsville for 3 yr.s serving as Music Director of the schools of ministry, BRSM and BMTC, as well as one of the staff co-pastors. At Brownsville we produced over 20 Cd's and two of our own: "Worship Rising" and "Purity." Currently, we are back in Winfield, Al., on staff at Faith Fellowship again, but find ourselves traveling about the region and all over the world doing what we love to do. More songs to write, more students to teach, more records, and more ministry, praise God! My Family: Alicia and I were married in 1996. We both are from Northeast, Mississippi. Alicia is an awesome wife and mother, but she's got many surprises beyond her domestic skills. She has an angelic singing voice, has great pitch and hears parts about as good as anyone. We actually recorded a prayer and meditation Cd called "Purity" that is great for personal or corporate Prayer Time. Our latest addition to the family is a little girl, Avery Claire Hooper! The girls are beginning to pick up music on their own. They are so beautiful and we are very blessed!
Singed with EMI as a writter for 3 years Worship Pastor Writer & Producer Mentor of young writters and musicians
Recent Events: Men at the Cross - September 5-6 - Omaha Nebraska Training Event - September 15 - Faith Fellowship, Winfield, Al. Men at the Cross - September 19-20 - Hershey, PA Training Event - September 23 - Calvary Family, Redbay, Al. Training Event - September 29 - Faith Fellowship, Winfield, Al. Live Recording at Full Gospel Tabernacle in Orchard Park, NY October 5th Training Event - October 7 - Calvary Family, Redbay, Al. Missions trip to Israel - October 13-23 Training Event - October 17 - Faith Fellowship, Winfield, Al. Training Event - October 18 - Calvary Family, Redbay, Al. Up-Coming Events: also see tonyhoopermusic.com for more upcoming events
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