Interim Executive Director, Managing Director, Billy Graham Center
Andrew J. Cook is the Interim Executive Director and Managing Director of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center. He is responsible for the daily leadership and direction of its institutes, initiatives, budget, and staff.
He is passionate about pastors and the calling of local churches to reach new people with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. Since joining Wheaton, he has developed a thriving team of institutes dedicated to the local church in various forms. He has led efforts to support pastoral mental health through a special GC2 Summit. During the Covid-19 pandemic, he partnered with a team of leaders to launch the Resilient Church Leadership initiative. He leads our Evangelism Leaders Fellowship, Chicago Pastors Alliance, and co-directs Lausanne North America. He also chairs the Wheaton Evangelism Group, a presidential committee of faculty, students, and staff dedicated to helping champion evangelism at Wheaton College. Beyond Wheaton, he advises the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities Evangelism Commission and served on Duke University’s Clergy Health Initiative.
Prior to coming to Wheaton, Andy led operations for the team that built the Global Leadership Summit, which annually served 260,000 Christian leaders in over 100 countries. He also served as a leadership fellow at Huntington University and on the board of Lenawee Christian Ministries.
M.B.A, River Forest, 2008
B.A. Biblical Literature, Communication Studies, 2001 cum laude
Jerusalem University College
Courses completed as part of Taylor University degrees, including Historical Geography, Jewish Thought and Practice, and Interfaith Dialogue in Light of the Current Peace Process, 2000
- Communication & Leadership Certificate, Wheaton College
- Leadership Architect Certificate, Korn Ferry
- Advisor, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities Evangelism Commission
- Duke University’s Clergy Health Initiative, 2020-2021