Tate Cockrell

Associate Professor of Counseling
Director of DMin and EdD Studies


Dr. Cockrell was born and raised in Laurel, MS, but lived in Aberdeen Scotland as a child because of his father’s job in the oil industry. Prior to SEBTS he was Pastor for Member Care at The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham Alabama. He has been in ministry for almost 25 years, serving the local church and several para-church ministries. He has also taught adjunctively at five different graduate schools. Dr. Cockrell travels throughout the United States and internationally speaking in conferences on marriage, family, grief, parenting, divorce, recovery, and men’s issues. He has been married to his wife, Wendy, since 1993. They have one daughter, Tatum, and twin sons, Preston and Spencer.


BS, Psychology, William Carey College
MA, Marriage and Family Counseling, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
MA, Religious Eduction, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
PhD, Psychology and Counseling, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary