The Rev. Dr. Stephen H. Cook

Denomination: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF)
Organization: Second Baptist Church, Memphis, TN


The Rev. Dr. Stephen H. Cook is senior pastor of Second Baptist Church in Memphis, TN.

Stephen graduated from Wake Forest University (Bachelor of Arts in Religion), Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond (Master of Divinity), Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University (Master of Theology in Pastoral Theology and Counseling), and Columbia Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry). He has served churches in North Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia prior to coming to Second in November, 2010.

He and his wife, Amy, have two small children, Benjamin and Jonathan. Stephen's interests include travel (trying to get to all 50 states!), sports, reading, and investing time in his family.


Day1 Weekly Programs by The Rev. Dr. Stephen H. Cook

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Stephen Cook: Be What You Are

Tuesday February 04, 2020
The Rev. Dr. Stephen Cook says Jesus called his followers "salt and light"—and he says it in the present tense. That includes us. Jesus is not calling them to become salt and light--it’s true right now.

Stephen Cook: On Beyond

Tuesday March 07, 2017
In his sermon for the 2nd Sunday in Lent, Dr. Stephen Cook says God is forever calling us--as God did Abraham and Sarah--to keep going on beyond, beyond the truth we think we know, the places we never dreamed of being, the opportunities to minister we never considered.

Stephen Cook: Wilderness Time

Tuesday February 28, 2017
In his sermon for the first Sunday in Lent, Dr. Stephen Cook suggests that Jesus had to die first before we could have the resurrection celebration. And if we’re going to be serious about following Jesus, then we had best be ready to go some places we might not otherwise choose on our own.