Dr. Ronald Cook came to Truett in July, 2001 from the First Baptist Church of Brownwood, Texas, and has served as pastor of churches in Indiana, Kentucky, Georgia and Texas. Dr. Cook received his B.A. from Baylor, and the M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served on several boards and committees of the Georgia Baptist Convention and the Baptist General Convention of Texas and the Board of Directors of the Baptist Center for Ethics. Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Cook served on the Truett Seminary advisory board, and has been on the advisory board of Baylor's Center for Ministry Effectiveness.
His wife Sara (a 1972 Baylor graduate) is a retired public school teacher, and most recently taught at Robinson Primary School. Their oldest son Graham is an engineer and married to Storey Wilkes Cook; they are parents of two grandchildren, Cambell Grace Cook and Grayer Wilkes Cook. A daughter Claire Cook and her husband Justin Shepherd live in Nashville, TN, and Claire is on the faculty of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. They have one daughter, Colleen Cook Shepherd. Another son, Marshall, is currently a student in the Master of Divinity program at Truett Seminary. All three children are graduates of Baylor University. Dr. Cook celebrated 46 years in pastoral ministry in 2017, and continues to serve churches regularly as an interim pastor.