Roland Smith-
High School Student
& Music Minister

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Where were you born and raised?
In Houma, Louisiana.
How long have you been a minister here at Cooper?
I have been a minister here since 2010.
You work outside the Church as well. What do you do?
I am the band director at Pickering High School and have been there since 2006.
Tell us a little about your family.
I met my beautiful wife, Devon, in 2003 on the first day of band camp at Northwestern State University. We both play trumpet! We have been married since May 12, 2007, and we have a on son, Brayden, who was born on June 8, 2010.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I enjoy playing music when I can, and I am currently involved with a community jazz band. Otherwise, I just enjoy being with my family.
What is your educational background?
I graduated as the salutatorian from Ellender Memorial High School in 2001. I also graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northwestern State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Instrumental and Vocal Music.
Do you have any life changing moments?
5-12-07 Wedding Day! 6-8-10 when Brayden was born! The moment I chose Jesus as my Lord and Savior!

Any favorite foods?
I am from South Louisiana, so I love to cook and eat cajun food!

What do you love about Cooper Baptist Church?
Cooper Baptist Church is made up of many different personalities, young and old. There are members that have attended Church here their whole life and some that are military families that will only be here a short time. But the greatest part about being a member here is that we are always praying for one another. The people here truly care for one another.

What is the most interesting place you visited?
The most interesting place I have ever visited was Costa Rica on my honeymoon. I was able to look down into an active volcano!

What are your hopes for CBC?
My hope and prayer for Cooper Baptist Church is that we are always able to present the gospel to those who need it.