The Rev. Brian L. Cole

Denomination: The Episcopal Church (TEC)
Organization: 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.

 

Day1 Weekly Programs by The Rev. Brian L. Cole

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Day-to-Day Glory

Monday February 06, 2012
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.

Foolish Wisdom

Monday February 06, 2012
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.

Beginning Before It Begins

Monday February 06, 2012
In his sermon for the 2nd Sunday of Advent, the Rev. Brian Cole examines the ministry of John the Baptist and encourages us, while we wait for the coming of Jesus, to practice the faith and strive to be at peace with ourselves, one another, and God's creation.

I Am Not the Messiah

Monday February 06, 2012
In his sermon for the 3rd Sunday of Advent, the Rev. Brian Cole presents the Gospel of John's account of John the Baptist, who clearly knew who he was--he saw himself in the story of God's love. John invites us to consider how we too can say 'no' to the false selves and roles we take on, and 'yes' to our true calling.