The Reverend June R. Cooper is a daughter of First Baptist Church in Framingham. She has been a member since 1969 and was ordained to Christian ministry at our church in 2002.
Currently, she has served as the Executive Director of City Mission for past 15 years. CM was founded as an evangelical mission of Boston’s’ historical Park Street and Old South Churches to address the spiritual and basic needs of impoverished Boston residents. Today the organization touches the lives of over 35,000 individuals. CM combats homelessness and poverty through programs that empower, educate and engage Boston residents and urban and suburban congregations. June is a visionary and compassionate leader who has led the organization through several major transitions. Most recently she convened faith leaders from across the city to respond to the abrupt closing of the Long Island Bridge. This resulted in the establishment of day warm centers and the creation of a coalition that advocates for dignified housing for homeless individuals and families in Boston.
Rev. Cooper serves as the Theological in the City at Old South Church in Copley Square, Boston. June values the promise of what can be accomplished by mobilizing people of faith to overcome injustice. She lives in Boston and is a model train enthusiast.
In March of 2016 Rev. Cooper was selected to be a 2016 Extraordinary Women of Boston by the City of Boston. She was recognized for her contributions to ending family homelessness in Boston.
Quarterly the members of First Baptist volunteer to prepare and serve dinner at the Salvation Army location in downtown Framingham.