Sunday was an extra exciting day for our Fellowship Family as we welcomed and introduced our next Senior Pastor, Jason Cook, and his wife Courtney. We couldn't be more excited about where God is leading Fellowship during this next season He has orchestrated for us!
We look forward to April 1 when Pastor Jason officially joins our staff. Please continue to pray for the Cook family as they search for a home and manage the transition from Memphis.
Welcome Pastor Jason, Courtney, Charlie, Cager, and Boss!
Jason was born and raised in Birmingham, AL before moving to Suwanee, GA where he would graduate from North Gwinnett High School. Upon graduation, Jason signed a football scholarship at The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) where he would be a 4-year starter and 4-year letter winner at Fullback.
Jason came to saving faith around 8 years old, but it was not until his sophomore year at Ole Miss when he began to walk faithfully with Jesus. In 2009 Jason enjoyed a brief stint with the Baltimore Ravens through the pre-season before embracing his call to ministry.
Jason has a history of starting and sustaining multi-ethnic churches and movements. He strategically helped to plant Iron City Church (Birmingham, AL), and for 5 years helped sustain, grow, and nurture the multi-ethnic church through Fellowship Memphis (TN). In God’s providence, He has allowed Jason to live in four major southern cities that were prominent in the Civil Rights movement and be a part of a multi-ethnic movements/churches in each one of them.
Jason holds an M.Div from Beeson Divinity School, where he also serves on the Advisory Board. During the time at Beeson, he and Courtney met and were married. They have three children: Charlie (7), Cager (5), and Boss (22 months).
The Cook’s live and breath discipleship, hospitality, and service and look to infuse those life pillars in Atlanta.
On May 2 at 3pm, we will hold an Installation Service for Pastor Jason. We hope that you will join us for this joyous time of celebration as we officially install Pastor Jason as our Senior Pastor. More information and registration coming soon.
What a great season of prayer this has been for Fellowship during the search for a new Senior Pastor. As part of that season, we invite you to submit your short prayer, praise, or thanksgiving to God as it pertains to our current and future Senior Pastor. We also welcome prayers of thanksgiving for God’s continued work in and through Fellowship Bible Church. The hope is that we will be encouraged and inspired as we pray together and look forward to what God has next for Fellowship Bible Church.
Change is never easy for us humans Lord. Please smooth the way for the Cook family as they work on all of the plans to move. I pray especially for the kids as they will be effected by this move as well, Lord give this family a warm welcome thru your arms at Fellowship Bible. -JD Klein
Heavenly Father, we look forward to celebrating our new pastor as your hand-picked provision for our church at this time. Lord, one lesson you taught us all in 2020 was the importance of self-care to endurance, especially in times of transition and discomfort. So, without taking our eyes off our calling and mission, please help us love each other well in this transition season. May we keep our collective oxygen mask securely fastened as we assist our community with theirs. Let us walk mindfully and intentionally in the more excellent way of love. —Allison Hamilton
I praise God for Pastor Crawford and Karen (Phil 1:3). May the favor of the Lord our God be upon them and [continue] to establish the work of their hands (Ps 90-17). —George Duffin
Lord, I thank you that James 1:5 states "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him." I claim this promise for the Fellowship search committee members. As they lean into You, give them patience and courage to wait and listen to you as to who You are choosing for the next Senior Pastor for Fellowship. As they listen to each candidate, may they also be listening to Your voice. Thank you, Lord. Amen. —Sherri Edwards
I am praying that the future senior pastor has a very smooth transition into his new role at fellowship and any roadblocks that he and his family could be facing will be removed quickly. —David Konigsberg
Psalm 133:1 Behold how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! Lord, we thank you for the unity of the search team and the elders as they move forward to selecting our next senior pastor. I pray that this unity will continue to the staff and to the congregation. May your Holy Spirit be upon us like the dew in the morning. —JD Klein