jason cook : staff pastor
Tell us about your family:
Husband to Lorann and father to Joshua, Caleb, Elijah, and Meg
Where is your hometown?
Newnan, GA - just outside of Atlanta
Briefly tell us how you came to faith in Christ:
I was fortunate to grow up in a home where both my parents were believers with active, vibrant faiths - as a young child I remember asking my parents some questions about some things I'd been hearing in church. After some discussion I met with the pastor of our church who helped me understand something of the Gospel. I professed faith and was baptized. Through the years the Lord has strengthened, deepened, and confirmed His saving work of grace in my life - to Him be the glory!
What's one interesting fact about yourself?
Though I'm right-handed, I can only snap with my left hand. Not gonna lie - it's made life tough at times.
What's a favorite Bible verse and why?
2 Corinthians 5:21 - "For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God." One of the clearest, most succinct verses that describes not only the wonder of the Gospel, but also the great message of all of scripture.
What's your favorite...
movie? The entire Lord of the Rings trilogy
book? Toss up between "The Pilgrim's Progress" and all of "The Chronicles of Narnia" - especially "The Last Battle"
food? I know I should say "steak" but I honestly enjoy a really good, fresh burrito (with steak on it, of course)
athletic team? I'm a South Carolina Gamecock fan by marriage and now (12-years later) of my own accord
place to visit? Grand Teton National Park in Jackson, WY
band? Andrew Peterson
activity for day off? The beach or pool with my family and some really good food
What are your hopes for JICC?
That our church family would continually grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ and faithfully witness to the Gospel in our city and around the world.