Andrew Cook to Serve as Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Executive Director

July 10, 2023

Wheaton College announces the appointment of Andrew Cook to serve as the Executive Director of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center.

Wheaton College IL Billy Graham Center Executive Director Andy CookFounded by Reverend Billy Graham ’43, WCBGC exists to develop and mobilize Christ-followers for individual and corporate witness. Since its dedication in 1980, it has pursued the vision that every believer, everywhere, make Jesus Christ known. Graham’s dream was a global hub for evangelism—a source of encouragement, equipping, and strategy. Today’s ministry includes nine institutes led by a diverse team of experts, including Dr. Rick Richardson, Dr. Andrew MacDonald, Dr. Karen Swanson, Dr. Dee Crye, Daniel Yang, Brandi Williams, Sean McDowell, Dr. Jeff Clark, Dr. Sam George, and Dr. Mark DeYeMaz.

“The Wheaton College Billy Graham Center has an outstanding ensemble of world-class scholars, evangelists, and practitioners who are advancing the gospel,” said Provost Karen Lee. “Under Cook’s leadership, we are eager to highlight the collective work of this faithful group dedicated to advancing its mission.”

Cook came to Wheaton in 2019 to serve as managing director of WCBGC and most recently held an interim executive director role at the center beginning in 2022. He currently serves as the North American co-director for the Lausanne Movement, leads Wheaton’s Evangelism Leaders Fellowship, and chairs the Wheaton Evangelism Group. He received his M.B.A. from Dominican University’s Brennan School of Business and his B.A. in biblical literature and communications from Taylor University, including studies at Jerusalem University College.

In addition to his work at the College, Cook is a consulting editor for Outreach magazine and the founding adviser for the Evangelism Commission of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. He was a leadership fellow at Huntington University and has served on Duke University’s Clergy Health Initiative and the board of Lenawee Christian Ministries. Before coming to Wheaton, he served as executive director of operations for the Global Leadership Network.

“I am humbled and honored to lead this team of scholars and practitioners,” Cook said. “We live in a world that is desperate for good news. As Christians, we get to tell others about a God who loves them so much that he sent Jesus Christ to make possible an eternal life filled with everlasting hope and joy. This ministry has been helping others share that message for four decades, and we are eager to continue this legacy into a new generation.”