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The Rev. Brian L. Cole

The Rev. Brian Cole is rector of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Lexington, KY.

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Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Lexington, KY

The Rev. Brian Lee Cole became Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Lexington, KY, in early 2012.

Since 2005 Brian served as Sub-Dean of The Cathedral of All Souls, Asheville, North Carolina. He previously was Vicar at Church of the Advocate, which serves the homeless in downtown Asheville. Brian has been a member of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church since 2009 and also sits on the Council's Executive Committee.

A native of Missouri, Brian graduated from Murray State University in 1989. He then received a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville in 1992. Brian completed additional course work at The Sewanee School of Theology in 2002 and was ordained an Episcopal priest that same year in the Diocese of Western North Carolina.

Brian is married to Susan Weatherford.  Susan grew up on the campus of Berea College, where her father, Dr. Willis D. Weatherford, Jr, served as the sixth president from 1967 to 1984.  Brian has one son, Jess, who is 16 years old and lives in Auburn, Alabama.  Jess is an active member at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Auburn.

 


Latest Content by The Rev. Brian L. Cole

The Rev. Brian L. Cole

I Am Not the Messiah

John 1:6-8,19-28

3rd Sunday of Advent - Year B

December 14, 2014

The Rev. Brian Cole (TEC)

No. No. No.

So begins the public ministry of John the Baptist according to the Gospel of St. John.

It's not what we have come to expect. Spend much time around Christian congregations during any Advent season, and John tends to come off as loud, disruptive and socially inappropriate. A wild man from the wilderness in stark contrast to the more serene images we associate with Mary and Jesus.

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The Rev. Brian L. Cole

Beginning Before It Begins

Mark 1:1-8

2nd Sunday of Advent - Year B

December 07, 2014

The Rev. Brian Cole (TEC)

From our booth at the Shoney's, we had a clear view of the Malco Twin movie house. It was 5 p.m. on a Thursday evening in early June of 1977. At this hour, the parking lot of the Malco Twin was still empty.

The three of us had all ordered Big Boy platters because we always ordered Big Boy platters. My older brothers, Craig and Gary, were just home from college and my parents had made them take me to the movies.

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Other Recent Content by The Rev. Brian L. Cole

The Rev. Brian L. Cole Transcript

March 11, 2012

Foolish Wisdom

The Rev. Brian Cole (TEC)

In his sermon for the 3rd Sunday in Lent, the Rev. Canon Brian Cole examines the "true wisdom" of God, which turns the world's wisdom on its head.
The Rev. Brian L. Cole Transcript

March 04, 2012

Day-to-Day Glory

The Rev. Brian Cole (TEC)

In his message for the 2nd Sunday in Lent, the Rev. Canon Brian Cole explores the glory of God as revealed on the mount of Transfiguration.