Tate Cockrell

Tate Cockrell

Tate Cockrell

Associate Professor of Counseling
Assistant Director, Doctor of Ministry Program

Discipline: Biblical Counseling
Teaching Since: 2015
Area: Ministry Studies


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B.S., William Carey University
M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.A., Religious Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Psychology and Counseling, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary


Dr. Cockrell was born and raised in Laurel, MS, but lived in Aberdeen Scotland as a child because of his father's job in the oil industry. Prior to SEBTS he was Pastor for Member Care at The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham Alabama. He has been in ministry for almost 25 years, serving the local church and several para-church ministries. He has also taught adjunctively at five different graduate schools. Dr. Cockrell travels throughout the United States and internationally speaking in conferences on marriage, family, grief, parenting, divorce, recovery, and men’s issues. He has been married to his wife, Wendy, since 1993. They have one daughter, Tatum, and twin sons, Preston and Spencer.