Roy Cupples, Church Planter
FULLERTON, Neb.—Roy Cupples, a church planter with Baptist Church Planters, died on March 7.
FULLERTON, Neb.—Roy Cupples, a church planter with Baptist Church Planters, died on March 7. He was 73. Roy was a youth pastor at First Baptist Church, Monroe, Iowa, and Immanuel Baptist Church, Newton, Iowa. He planted Victory Baptist Church in Fullerton after starting Grace Baptist Church in his home in Grand Island. When he started Victory Baptist, he was also serving as the first director of Whispering Cedars Baptist Camp in Genoa. Victory Baptist officially organized in 1998, joined the GARBC in 2001, and graduated from a mission church to a self-supporting ministry in 2011. In 2012, while pastoring Victory Baptist, Roy planted Grace Baptist Church in Genoa. Ed Anderson, pastor of Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Omaha, says, “He told me, ‘I think I have another church in me yet.’” Roy was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary, in 1993, after 33 years of marriage. He is survived by his wife, Fran; two sons, Wes and Warren; a daughter, Andi Goosen; two stepsons, Bryan Goodspeed and Stephen Goodspeed; one stepdaughter, Laura Poe; 11 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.