Darrell  Cook
Pastor in Residence
Beeson Divinity School
Office: Divinity Hall 
Email: jcook@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-2162

Darrell Cook retired from a career in retail management when God called him and his wife, Elaine, to the mission field. They served in South Africa for five years before returning home to Birmingham, at which time Darrell enrolled at Beeson Divinity School where he received the Master of Divinity degree. He served as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army Finance Corps in Vietnam. Darrell is the retired pastor of Dogwood Grove Baptist Church. He and Elaine have three daughters, three grandchildren, and one great grand-daughter.


  • M.Div., Beeson Divinity School
  • M.B.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • B.A., Birmingham-Southern