Klayton and Faith Cooley
Worship Leaders

Settlement: Klayton was born in DeRidder Louisiana and was raised there. I was born in Sulphur Louisiana and raised in DeQuincy Louisiana.  Both of us grew up in loving homes that believed strongly in the Pentecostal faith. Both of us were extremely young when we found our love for music.  Klayton started piano lessons at the age of 7 and took for 9 years and I began singing around the tape player with my dad and sister when I was around 4.  We both knew at an early age that music was in us and to be able to one-day minister in music for God would be a dream come true.  At our home churches we both took on leadership roles in our latter teenage years, Klayton played the keyboard and lead singing and I became the Choir director and lead our worship services.  Those were days of learning and ultimately lead us to where we are today, First Pentecostal Church of Lake Charles.  We, as a couple, were extremely blessed to become a part of First Pentecostal Church in September of 2012 right after we were married.  We were able to begin our ministry together, as one couple, as a team, on level ground, with new people that we couldn’t wait to get to know and serve the Lord with. 

 

My Family:  Klayton and I have been married for 2 ½ years.  We are incredibly blessed to have each other and love each other.  We truly are each other’s better half.  We are now expecting our first child.  God has blessed us with this little baby and every day I thank God for trusting us enough to bless us the bundle of joy.  We pray every night for Gods blessings on us, our ministry and the future.  

 

Why I Do What I Do:  Music is a ministry just like preaching, teaching and outreach.  When you are called by God to work for his kingdom there is no better way to live each day.  Each and every day we strive to be better, to grow more and learn.  Music is a gateway into the soul. People can be guarded and have walls built up and they don’t expect music to penetrate the barriers they have put up in their lives, but it does. It can touch someone’s heart without them realizing it.  All it takes is one note, one lyric, one song to help someone through a situation, or give peace or joy to their spirit.  Music is an incredible gift and for us to be able to be sensitive to the spirit of God and let him speak through us is something unlike anything else.

Klayton and Faith Cooley