Kurt was born in Illinois in 1971, and trusted Christ as his personal Saviour at 11 years old. After the Copeland family moved to Murfreesboro, TN, Kurt worked as a Ranch Hand at the Bill Rice Ranch. During the summer of 1986, Kurt surrendered to full time Christian service. Bro. Copeland married Christy in 1994 soon after they completed college at Pensacola Christian. Before long, Kurt returned to Franklin Road as Youth Pastor. Kurt received a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies from West Coast Baptist College in 2009 and a Doctorate Degree in Pastoral Ministries from Bethany Divinity College in 2017. Since the spring of 2008, the FRBC youth ministry has experienced revival. Over 200 teens attend each Sunday, souls are saved weekly, and teenagers surrender to the will of God.