Keelan Cook Missiologist

Curriculum Vitae

Current

Associate Director at Union Baptist Association

Instructor of North American Missiology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary


Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Theology (In process) - Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Master of Arts in Christian Studies (2008) - Union University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations (2004) - Union University

Ministry Experience

Associate Director (2020-Present) Union Baptist Association, Houston, TX

Senior Church Consultant (2017-2019) Union Baptist Association, Houston, TX

Pastor (2013-2017) Imago Dei Church, Raleigh, NC

People Group Research and Diaspora Strategist (2013) North American Mission Board, Washington, DC

Journeyman (2009-2011) International Mission Board, West Africa

College Minister (2005-2009) First Baptist Church, Humboldt, TN


Teaching and Higher Education Experience

Instructor of North American Missiology (2019-Present) Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC

Urban Resource Coordinator (2012-2017) Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC

Coordinator of Markering and Enrollment (2006-2007) Union University, Jackson, TN


Publications

Articles & Chapters

  • “The Church and Her Mission to the Cities: A Theological Rubric to Evaluate Urban Mission Methods,” Occasional Bulletin of EMS 30.2 (Spring 2017).
  • “Unreached People Groups,” Patterned: Sharing and Imitating Christ Together (NC Baptists, 2017).

Selected Essays

  • “Cross-Cultural Missions: Crossing Streets and Crossing Oceans,” imb.org (February 14, 2019).
  • “Contextualization as Gospel Incarnation,” Send Institute (June 26, 2018).
  • “The de-Europeanization of American Christianity,” Send Institute (April 3, 2018).
  • “Demographics that Speak,” Send Institute (January 30, 2018).
  • “Some American Muslims Leave Islam, But Protestant Converts Often Replace Them,” Facts & Trends (February 19, 2018).
  • “Engaging people groups: Cultural expertise vs. cultural acquisition,” NCBaptist.org (November 23, 2015).

Presentations

Evangelical Missiological Society

  • “Super-Diversity and Urban Mission,” Evangelical Missiological Society South-Central Regional Meeting, April 7, 2018, at the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (Dallas, TX).
  • “The Church and Her Mission to the Cities: Developing Missiological Method for the Urban Context,” Evangelical Missiological Society National Meeting October 14, 2016, at the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (Dallas, TX).
  • “Moving Past Urban Ministry: Rethinking a Popular Definition,” Evangelical Missiological Society National Meeting, September 19, 2015, at the Graduate Institue of Applied Linguistics (Dallas, TX).