Pastor’s Bio


Reverend Jeffery Scott Copeland

The Reverend Jeffery Scott Copeland is the pastor of the historic Prospect Missionary Baptist Church located in Lafayette, Georgia. Reverend Copeland was licensed to preach at the Antioch Baptist Church North located in Atlanta, Georgia in April 2001 and ordained in June 2004 under the Pastorate of Dr. Cameron M. Alexander, who is President Emeritus of the G.M.B.C. of GA.

Reverend Copeland recently earned a degree of Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministries from Point University in Atlanta, Georgia, with honors.

Reverend Copeland is a full time staff member at the Antioch Baptist Church North where he has served in various leadership positions, fulfilling the great mandate of Jesus Christ in Matthew 25 where he tells us to reach the least, the less and the lost. Reverend Copeland is also affiliated with the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia and the First North GA Baptist Association. His benevolence and charitable Christian spirit and service have not gone unnoticed. He was honored by the Antioch Baptist Church North as Man of the Year in 1999 and by the Concerned Black Clergy at its 2001 Awards Banquet with its Over Comer of the Year Award in 2001. In 2008, he received a community service award from The Product of the Power Recovery Ministry for outstanding contributions and service to the greater Atlanta community in the area of substance abuse.

Reverend Copeland is the husband of Loressa Harris Copeland and the father of Jeffery Noah Copeland. He believes that everyone has something to offer this world. As a servant for Jesus Christ, he is committed wholeheartedly to the cause of Christ, to seek the lost and to restore broken lives. Reverend Copeland is a witness that through a right relationship with Jesus Christ you can be free to become all that God has called you to be. John 8:36 states, “If the son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”