Gary Lee Roper, D. D., D.B.A. currently operates an Insurance and Financial Planning Service in Southaven, Mississippi. He is a former pastor and educator. He served 25 years as pastor and as an educator has taught economics and Systematic Theology. He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Memphis and at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee; Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, and the International College of the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman, British West Indies. As a preacher, he has preached in the famous Spurgeon's Metropolitan Tabernacle in London, England. Dr. Roper has ministered in sixteen states and England, Scotland, France, Spain, Ethiopia, Kenya, Chile, El Salvador, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Philippines, Japan, and South Korea. He was born in Lake County, Tennessee, and along several ancestral lines claims a place among the published First Families of Virginia. Dr. Roper is a lifetime member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and has served in the office of Chaplain. He is an honorary member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and has been awarded the prestigious Jefferson Davis Gold Medal by that organization. Dr. Roper is also a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, joining on the record of his ancestor, Heinrich Schauss (Anglicized to Henry Shouse), a Moravian of Old Salem, North Carolina. He is well known throughout the South for his portrayals of Robert E. Lee.
Dr. Roper authored a book, Antebellum Slavery: An Orthodox Christian View in 2008. It can be purchased from the publisher's website, Xlibris, or from http://www.freewebs.com/roper2/ , website which tells more about his book. The book has been well received, and no one has ever approached the author to refute or invalidate it. No one has been able to confute any of the material presented, or show it to be false in any book review or publication. It has earned approval by many scholars for its attention to documentation of every fact and detail.
Lucy B. Roper Biography
Lucy (nee' Booker) Roper was born in Tippah County, Mississippi, the county where Nathan Bedford Forrest was nourished to manhood. She is a fifth generation Mississippian, descending from Tippah County Pioneer families of the Chickasaw Cession of the 1830's. She is an amateur genealogist, and is a relative of Lucy Holcombe Pickens, the only woman to have her picture on Confederate money. Her paternal line is listed among the First Families of Virginia. She began her higher education at the University of Mississippi studying Journalism. She then attended Blue Mountain College and received a B. A. in history in 1972. In 1976, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Memphis State University. Her teaching career has stretched from Memphis, Tennessee, to Grand Cayman Island, Houston, Texas, and back to Memphis, Tennessee. She has been an active member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and was awarded the prestigious Jefferson Davis Gold Medal from that organization. She has been married to Gary Roper for the past 30 years, and considers her greatest accomplishment the making of a home for her husband and children.
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