Hey, my name is Jonathan Cook, and I was born and raised in Tyler, Tx. I married the most amazing girl, Hannah, this past summer on July 29th. We both come from large adventurous families, so naturally we enjoy the outdoors. On the weekends, if we are not out on the lake fishing, or at a Texas Rangers game, you can probably find us with our families. Family is a huge part of our lives, and we look forward to having a family of our own one day.
I came to faith in Christ as a teenager in the youth ministry at First Baptist Church of Tyler, in Tyler Texas. It was there that I began to grow in my faith and strengthen my relationship with Christ. I have been extremely blessed to be raised in a Christian home with two amazing parents who reinforced the Biblical principles I was learning at church. I am who I am today because of the Grace of God, and because of my parents’ godly direction. At 22 years old, I felt the call to ministry. Instead of going off to Dental school, I went back to school to receive an undergrad in Speech Communication, with a minor in Religion. I am currently attending Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, in track to receive my Masters of Divinity with a concentration of Preaching. Throughout my life, I have seen and experienced the impact that God’s love and grace has on one’s life. My passion to share the gospel with students, and anyone around me, is because of what God has done for me, and those around me, throughout my entire life.