Veldee Cooper Chapel
This Chapel is named in honor of Veldee Cooper in recognition of his willingness to help those who are hurting and his faith that his Lord is able to heal all brokenness.
Veldee Cooper was born on August 25, 1915, in Piedmont South Carolina, the son of Mr. & Mrs. DeWitte Cooper. While still a boy he helped raise funds for the building of First Baptist Church, Piedmont. This was a hint of what was to come, for in the last seventy years, Veldee has helped to establish and build numerous Churches in this country and abroad.
It was at church that Veldee would meet his future wife, the former Gladys White, of Piedmont. They were married on January 1, 1939, and blessed with two daughters and four sons. Possessing a shepherd's heart with special love for the lost and wandering sheep, he has been involved in prison ministries throughout the world. Additionally, Veldee has been tireless in his ministry to those imprisoned by Alcohol and other mind altering drugs, being one of the founding fathers of Home With A Heart. It is therefore, both proper and fitting that this chapel be named in his honor and dedicated to the glory of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who, alone, can "set the prisoner free".
The members of the Home With A Heart organization gratefully acknowledges the selfless investment of time, professional expertise, and leadership provided by the Building Committee for the Veldee Cooper Memorial Chapel.
August 25, 1915 - April 25, 2006
We also cherish the memories of Ronnie Peden who chaired this project and passed away before seeing its completion. In memory of Ronnie Peden for all his timeless work, Support and dedication to help establish Home With A Heart in order that others may have a second chance at a better life. His dream was to be a "Best Friend To All".
James R. (Ronnie) Peden
1938 - 1997