KELLER-MATT-48I’ve known John and Tammy for more than eight years, and as their previous sending pastor, I’ve seen the work God accomplished through the Cooley’s in Burkina. I’ve met the men he evangelized, trained, and installed as pastors of the local churches he planted. I’ve witnessed his passion for taking the gospel to the nations, and I know his heart is to plant new churches, evangelize the lost, and disciple the saved in a country that desperately needs the hope of Jesus Christ.

The people of Calvary Bible Baptist Church are excited to partner with the Cooley’s as their sending church, and we anticipate God using them in greater ways for His purpose and glory.

Matt Keller
Lead Pastor, Calvary Bible Baptist Church


I had the privilege of working alongside John and Tammy Cooley while they were missionaries in Burkina Faso, Africa. I have the utmost respect for this Godly couple who have been a blessing to our family and ministry. Let me start by saying that Bro. John is a man of integrity. In a country full of corruption and immorality, I watched him be an example to the churches and pastors he was working with. He is also very knowledgeable when it comes to Scripture. In fact, when I had Biblical questions that I wanted to discuss, I called John. Another quality that I appreciate about John is that he is a very hard worker. He was involved in 4 church plants while being in Burkina. I watched him and his wife make many personal sacrifices so that the ministry could advance. One of the best complements that can be seen is the fact that the churches he planted are still continuing to reach people today. It is with great pleasure that I make this recommendation. We are looking forward to getting them back to Burkina Faso as soon as possible!

Mike Hillhouse
BBFI Missionary to Burkina Faso, Africa


1910271_100875983519_6008139_nI am happy to recommend John & Tammy Cooley as BBFI missionaries to Burkina Faso.

Graceway was among the Cooley’s earliest supporters when they were missionaries to Burkina Faso previously, and we supported them through the duration of their ministry then. We will be supporting them again as they return to Burkina Faso.

Since I have known the Cooley’s they have distinguished themselves as mature in the Lord and faithful servants. They are godly people, with a heart for souls. They have an excellent track record of service and ministry and I believe they will continue to be excellent missionaries. They have endeared themselves to the Graceway family and we look forward to a great partnership with them once again in Burkina Faso.

I encourage you to do whatever you can to speed this couple to the field.

Robert Stephenson
Lead Pastor, Graceway Baptist Church