January 22, 2011

Remembering Dr Charles Cook

Posted in better disciples at 11:52 PM by alexlozada

Last Saturday, Heather & I attended the memorial celebration for Dr Charles Cook. Others who knew him better, including his son Kevin, Leroy Lawson (Dr Cook’s successor at Central Chr Church, Mesa AZ), Naomi Kouns (longtime teammate of Dr Cook at Christian Missionary Fellowship), and MCC’s senior pastor Ben Cachiaras, spoke movingly of  Dr Cook’s influence throughout God’s kingdom.

Dr Cook graciously welcomed me to MCC’s staff when I began six years ago, especially drawing on our mutual connections to CMF, and ministry on the East Coast. He was the trailblazer for MCC’s Celebrate Recovery program, then passed the baton for its oversight to me as CR launched. Though his public activity at MCC slowed in the last few years,  I was grateful for his participation as I pulled together MCC’s  Great Communion service 4 Oct 2009, because he was a long-time champion of cooperation among the three strands of the Restoration Movement. So I join the tens of thousands of others who owe are heartily grateful for the ways the Spirit worked through Charles Cook.

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