Pastor, Freelance Writer/Editor, and Marketing/Communications in North Riverside, Illinois
I am studying a PhD in Church History at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and serve as the Senior Fellow of the Jonathan Edwards Center there. I completed a ThM in New Testament and Pastoral Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2009. I received a BBA in Marketing from University of Texas at Arlington in 2004.
I am the Pastor of Middle School Discipleship and Communication at Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park. Prior to this I served as the Church Planting Intern and Pastoral Assistant at Redeemer Fellowship in St. Charles IL under the supervision of Joe Thorn (2013-2015), Associate Pastor at Fellowship Bible Church Tulsa (2010-2013), and General Manager of Campus Dining Services at Dallas Theological Seminary (2005-2009)
I write at jtcochran.com, freelance edit and copywrite for B&H, Lifeway, and Crossway, and occasionally research for authors and pastors.
I have contributed to 9 Marks, Christianity.com, Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, CredoMagazine, For the Church, Gospel Centered Discipleship, the Gospel Coalition, Lifeway: Pastors, and Themelios.
I married Kendall, the most amazing woman I’ve ever met, in 2005. She is a graduate of DBU and has a BA in Psychology. She's a professional mom. We are blessed with Chloe ('08), Asher ('11), and Adalie ('13). I enjoy pastoral ministry, and I have a scholar’s heart.