Dr. James Cooper was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He studied at the University of New Mexico and graduated from dental school from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. After 2 years of dental experience with the Army, Dr. Cooper moved to Jacksonville in 1973 to practice dentistry.
Dr. Cooper has been married to his wife, Tracy, for 31 years, and has two sons, Jordan and Lane. Tracy has been a dental hygienist for 28 years. Dr. Cooper is an active leader in his church, Cornerstone Bible Fellowship.