Claudie Earl (Buddy) Looper
1938 ~ 1999
Rev. Buddy Looper was born on, January 19, 1938 in Little Rock, Arkansas, to Rev. Sam and Lorene (Johnson) Looper. Brother Sam Looper was a Penecostal preacher who served as both a pastor and an evangelist. Buddy attended school in Little Rock. He was raised in the Apostolic faith and attended Bishop A.O. Holmes' church in Little Rock. Buddy received the Holy Ghost at the age of 15 in 1954. Shortly after his conversion he began preaching. In May of 1956 at the age of 17 he went to Stuttgart, Arkansas, and started the First Pentecostal Church.
On February 21, 1958 Buddy and Shirley Hodges were united in holy matrimony. To this union was born four children. Brother Looper was a strong advocate for the things which he believed in. He believed in holiness, and stood for the the Apostolic faith. He held credentials with the Apostolic Ministers Fellowship, but spent most of his ministerial career as an independant.
After a short illness, Brother Looper suffered a heart attack while attending a camp meeting in Racine, Missouri. He passed away on July 28, 1999 in Joplin, Missouri. Audio Recordings of Brother Looper are available in our Audio Library.