The Defender Podcast

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Summary

Join us as Herbie Newell talks with Jason Cook about a range of church body issues including multi-ethnic worship, adoption, and why social justice is a church issue.

Show Notes

Join us as Herbie Newell talks with Jason Cook about a range of church body issues including multi-ethnic worship, adoption, and why social justice is a church issue.

Jason was born and raised in Birmingham, AL before moving to Suwanee, GA where he would finish high school. Upon graduation, Jason signed a football scholarship at The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) where he would be a 4 year starter and 4 year letter winner at Fullback. Though raised in a home that taught him to love and fear God, it was not until his sophomore year at Ole Miss when he began to walk faithfully with Jesus. In 2009 Jason enjoyed a brief stint with the Baltimore Ravens through the pre-season before embracing the call to ministry.

Since college, Jason has been actively involved in traveling the country preaching God’s word in demographically diverse environments. He has also been involved in helping to plant churches, including his pivotal role in helping to build Iron City Church (Birmingham, AL). It was here that Jason faithfully led, taught, and shepherded a young congregation to embrace the ideal of multi-ethnic ministry in one of America’s most segregated cities.

Jason holds an M.Div from Beeson Divinity School. It was during his time there that he met his beautiful bride, Courtney. They were married in 2013 and have two delightful children: Charlie and Cager. The Cook’s live and breath discipleship, hospitality, and service and look to infuse those life pillars in Memphis.

Jason joins the Fellowship Memphis team as an Associate Pastor of Preaching.  Concurrent with this post, he is also an editor with the Gospel Coalition where he contributes to the Faith and Work initiative.

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What is The Defender Podcast?

The Defender Podcast is a ministry of Lifeline Children's Services where we seek to equip the body of Christ to manifest the gospel to vulnerable children and families. We hope this podcast will provide encouragement, inspiration, and ways to connect with others who have a heart for the orphan.