Tate Cockrell

Professor of Counseling
Director of DMin and EdD Studies
Fulp Chair of Biblical Counseling


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 since 1990, serving the local church and several para-church ministries. He has also taught either full-time or 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 Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
PhD, Psychology and Counseling, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary