Cole has been at First Evan since 2003. He and his wife Lynn are proud Alabamians, but their entire ministry career has been in Tennessee (Franklin, Murfreesboro, and Memphis). They have five children: Marshall, Helen, Holly, Caley Kate, and Colson—and one dog who thinks he’s a kid, Cal. Cole received his theological training at Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM, ‘95) and Beeson Divinity School at Samford University (D.Min., ’10). He enjoys reading and mountain biking, but not at the same time.