William F. Cook, III

Professor of New Testament Interpretation

William Cook headshot

Dr. Bill Cook serves as Professor of New Testament Interpretation. Prior to coming to Southern, Cook was associate professor of New Testament and chair of the theology division at Florida Baptist Theological College where he taught for nine years. Since 2001 he has served as the Lead Pastor at Ninth and O Baptist Church in Louisville. He is married to Jaylynn and they have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.


Victory Over the Enemy: Defeating the World, the Flesh, and the Devil, Co-authored by Chuck Lawless (B&H Academic, 2023)

Journey through the New Testament: Understanding the Purpose, Themes, and Practical Implications of Each New Testament Book of the Bible (Tyndale Momentum, 2022)

Jesus’s Final Week: From Triumphal Entry to Empty Tomb (B&H Academic, 2022)

Spiritual Warfare in the Storyline of Scripture: A Biblical, Theological, and Practical Approach, Co-authored by Chuck Lawless (B&H Academic, 2019)

John: Jesus Christ Is God (Christian Focus, 2016)

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