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Rev. Marvin "Marty" Hooper

Andrews, South Carolina

September 9, 1938 - June 11, 2024

Rev. Marvin "Marty" Hooper Obituary

Rev. Marvin “Marty” Robert Hooper, Jr., 85, the widower of Maxine Payne Hooper and the loving husband of Rebecca Duncan Hooper, victoriously declared “I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. There is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will himself give me” on Tuesday morning, June 11, 2024, at his residence surrounded by his family.

Rev. Hooper was born the son of Marvin Robert Hooper and Edith Pauline Hooper on September 9, 1938, in Lawton, OK. He was the oldest of four children, Veda Gaye, Paul Nathan, and David Terry. As a child, Marty’s parents laid a foundation of music, singing, and strong faith that would shape his life’s calling. He was a 1956 graduate of Bakersfield High School. He furthered his education receiving an Associate’s Degree in Bible from Oklahoma Christian University in 1958 and a Bachelor’s Degree from Abilene Christian University in 1960. Marty’s lifelong commitment to learning continued as he attended the Fuller School of Missions at Harding University; received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from Bakersfield Jr. College; and a Master of Arts in Religion from Pepperdine University.

In 1962, Marty met a young lady named Maxine. It only took her baking a German chocolate cake to win his heart. They began their journey in marriage and ministry on July 27, 1963. God’s calling would lead them to New York City where Marty began working for the Manhattan Church of Christ. His ministry continued at the Camp Shiloh Ministries of Morristown, NJ which served the inner children of New York. Out of this ministry, Marty wrote a musical entitled “Cracker Cracker”.

Marty and Maxine celebrated 46 years together and their home was blessed with seven children, Montgomery Payne, Martha Suzanne, Matthew Paul, Mark Davis, Mary Elizabeth, Michael John Westley and Mikala Ruth.

On September 9, 2012, Marty met Becca via a telephone call from Nepal some 9,000 miles away. Over the next 11 years, their ministries would be joined together, and they would travel to over 20 countries sharing the love of God. During these journeys, three orphanages have been established and are currently being supported by INTERNATIONAL EVANGELISM MINISTRY. Marty and Becca daily prayed together for their families, churches, and people around the world. They ministered to everyone they met, laughing, singing, and telling all of God’s grace and mercy. Each year, they brought smiles as they played Santa and Mrs. Claus during the Christmas season.

To know Rev. Hooper was to see a glimpse of the love and the grace of his Savior. He never missed an opportunity to reach out to lost souls and to encourage the body of Christ. His handprints are left on the hearts of many souls, and his footprints shall be eternally seen both locally and abroad leading souls to the Kingdom. To expand the Kingdom of God was his greatest passion and mission. On Tuesday morning, Rev. Hooper became absent with us but became present with Christ and heard the words he so longed to hear, “Welcome home, thou good and faithful servant.”

Rev. Hooper is survived by his wife, Rebecca “Becca” Duncan Hooper; his children, Montgomery “Monty” Hooper of Oklahoma, Martha Johnson (Mark), Matthew Hooper (Sheela), and Mark Hooper (Tennille), all of California, Michael Hooper (Tara) of Iowa, and Mikala Hooper of North Carolina; two bonus children, Beth Salley (Tim) and Rod Duncan (Jeanie) both of Andrews; twenty-four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He also leaves behind his siblings, David Terry Hooper (Melinda) and Veda Gaye Crow.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Maxine Payne Hooper; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Wheat and her husband, Brad; a brother, Paul Nathan Hooper; and a brother-in-law, Richard Crow.

In honor of the Legacy of Rev. Marty Hooper Ministry, the family request in lieu of flowers, memorial to may be made to INTERNATIONAL EVANGELISM MINISTRY, 3848 Georgetown Highway, Andrews, SC 29510.

A Home Going Celebration with Recognition of Distinguished Christian Service will be 6PM, Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at The Sanctuary at Maryville Pentecostal Holiness Church, 2014 Poplar Street, Georgetown.

The Hooper family will greet family and friends immediately after the service in the church sanctuary.

McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hooper Family.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Rev. Marvin "Marty" Hooper hosted by McKenzie Funeral Home.

Rev. Marvin “Marty” Robert Hooper, Jr., 85, the widower of Maxine Payne Hooper and the loving husband of Rebecca Duncan Hooper, victoriously declared “I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. There is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will himself give me” on Tuesday morning, June 11, 2024, at his residence surrounded by his family.

Rev. Hooper was born the son of Marvin Robert Hooper and Edith Pauline Hooper on September 9, 1938, in Lawton, OK. He was the oldest of four children, Veda Gaye, Paul Nathan, and David Terry. As a child, Marty’s parents laid a foundation of music, singing, and strong faith that would shape his life’s calling. He was a 1956 graduate of Bakersfield High School. He furthered his education receiving an Associate’s Degree in Bible from Oklahoma Christian University in 1958 and a Bachelor’s Degree from Abilene Christian University in 1960. Marty’s lifelong commitment to learning continued as he attended the Fuller School of Missions at Harding University; received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from Bakersfield Jr. College; and a Master of Arts in Religion from Pepperdine University.

In 1962, Marty met a young lady named Maxine. It only took her baking a German chocolate cake to win his heart. They began their journey in marriage and ministry on July 27, 1963. God’s calling would lead them to New York City where Marty began working for the Manhattan Church of Christ. His ministry continued at the Camp Shiloh Ministries of Morristown, NJ which served the inner children of New York. Out of this ministry, Marty wrote a musical entitled “Cracker Cracker”.

Marty and Maxine celebrated 46 years together and their home was blessed with seven children, Montgomery Payne, Martha Suzanne, Matthew Paul, Mark Davis, Mary Elizabeth, Michael John Westley and Mikala Ruth.

On September 9, 2012, Marty met Becca via a telephone call from Nepal some 9,000 miles away. Over the next 11 years, their ministries would be joined together, and they would travel to over 20 countries sharing the love of God. During these journeys, three orphanages have been established and are currently being supported by INTERNATIONAL EVANGELISM MINISTRY. Marty and Becca daily prayed together for their families, churches, and people around the world. They ministered to everyone they met, laughing, singing, and telling all of God’s grace and mercy. Each year, they brought smiles as they played Santa and Mrs. Claus during the Christmas season.

To know Rev. Hooper was to see a glimpse of the love and the grace of his Savior. He never missed an opportunity to reach out to lost souls and to encourage the body of Christ. His handprints are left on the hearts of many souls, and his footprints shall be eternally seen both locally and abroad leading souls to the Kingdom. To expand the Kingdom of God was his greatest passion and mission. On Tuesday morning, Rev. Hooper became absent with us but became present with Christ and heard the words he so longed to hear, “Welcome home, thou good and faithful servant.”

Rev. Hooper is survived by his wife, Rebecca “Becca” Duncan Hooper; his children, Montgomery “Monty” Hooper of Oklahoma, Martha Johnson (Mark), Matthew Hooper (Sheela), and Mark Hooper (Tennille), all of California, Michael Hooper (Tara) of Iowa, and Mikala Hooper of North Carolina; two bonus children, Beth Salley (Tim) and Rod Duncan (Jeanie) both of Andrews; twenty-four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He also leaves behind his siblings, David Terry Hooper (Melinda) and Veda Gaye Crow.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Maxine Payne Hooper; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Wheat and her husband, Brad; a brother, Paul Nathan Hooper; and a brother-in-law, Richard Crow.

In honor of the Legacy of Rev. Marty Hooper Ministry, the family request in lieu of flowers, memorial to may be made to INTERNATIONAL EVANGELISM MINISTRY, 3848 Georgetown Highway, Andrews, SC 29510.

A Home Going Celebration with Recognition of Distinguished Christian Service will be 6PM, Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at The Sanctuary at Maryville Pentecostal Holiness Church, 2014 Poplar Street, Georgetown.

The Hooper family will greet family and friends immediately after the service in the church sanctuary.

McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hooper Family.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Rev. Marvin "Marty" Hooper hosted by McKenzie Funeral Home.

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