March 16, 1942, Maud, Oklahoma.

Copeland was educated at Oklahoma Baptist University (BA) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MRE). He served as minister of music and youth at a number of Southern Baptist congregations in Texas and Oklahoma, and, starting in 1970, at the Bellevue Baptist Church in Hurst, Texas. He is the author of at least 50 hymns and tunes.

  1. Reach Out to Your Neighbor

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