Herbert grew up in Wewoka, Oklahoma, 60 miles east of Oklahoma City off I-40. He graduated from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, in 1997 with a Biblical Studies major and a Psychology minor. As a scholarship athlete (football) and full-time student, Herbert still found time to preach revivals and youth camps across America throughout his collegiate career. By the time he graduated, he had five years of preaching and ministry experience. Immediately following graduation, he launched a full-time evangelistic ministry, and months later he married his college sweetheart, Tiffany. He quickly became one of the most highly sought after speakers, conducting revivals and crusades and speaking at conferences, youth camps and youth conventions across America. In addition, he is a worldwide speaker preaching in the Ukraine; Malawi, Africa and in Uganda, Africa, in front of crowds numbering in excess of 15,000. In Herbert’s last year in full-time evangelistic ministry, he spoke to approximately 30,000 teenagers and thousands of adults in over 20 different states around America. In April of 2001, God spoke to Herbert and Tiffany to plant a multi-cultural church in a major city in America. In May of 2001, the Lord directed them to the north side of Oklahoma City. In January 2002, the Coopers sold their home in Springfield, Missouri, and moved to Oklahoma City to begin People’s Church. People’s Church began on May 12, 2002 with 65 people in attendance and is now ministering to 5,000 people every week.