Tony Cooke Ministries’ Media Information
Background Information on Tony and Lisa Cooke
Tony and Lisa grew up in Kokomo, Indiana. Married June 2, 1979, they are the parents of two adult children, Laura and Andrew
Laura is a 2006 graduate of Oral Roberts University. Her major was in Mass Communications, with minors in Worship Leadership and in Music Performance. She was on staff at Oral Roberts University for three-and-a-half years as the Director of Worship Arts. Currently, Laura is recording, leading worship events around the country, and is completing her Masters Degree in Business Management.
Andrew is a 2007 graduate from the New Life School of Worship (Colorado Springs). He has also studied at Colorado Christian University and Oklahoma State University. Andrew is continuing his college studies in Tulsa, and is a volunteer youth leader at Believers Church in Tulsa.
Lisa attended both Indiana University and Ball State University prior to attending and graduating from RHEMA Bible Training Center in 1980.
Lisa is a graduate of the charter class of the RHEMA School of Worship (2001).
Tony studied Religion at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana (1977-79) prior to attending and graduating from RHEMA Bible Training Center (1981).
Tony also earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Church Ministries from North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota (1997).
Tony served in various capacities at RHEMA from October of 1983 through May of 2002.
- RBTC Instructor (1983 – 2002)
- Introduction to Pastoral Care
- Specialized Issues in Pastoral Care
- Ministerial Excellence
- Understanding Grace
- Principles of Leadership
- Church Growth Dynamics
- The Ministry Gifts
- The Role of the Associate Pastor
- Helps and the Word
- The Fruit of the Spirit
- God’s Laws of Giving
- Message Development and Delivery
- Church Ordinances and Special Events
- The Pastor and Administration
- The Gospel of John
- Bible Doctrines
- Comparative Religions
- U.S.A. National Director of the RHEMA Ministerial Association International (1985-98)
- Director of the RHEMA Alumni Association (1987-98)
- Associate Pastor of RHEMA Bible Church (1985 – 2002)
- Dean of RHEMA Bible Training Center (1999 – 2002)
Tony’s ministry travels have taken him to more than twenty foreign countries and to more than forty states. Prior to coming on Staff at RHEMA, Tony served as the Minister of Evangelism at Evangelistic Temple in Tulsa (1980-83).
In addition to being a supportive wife and devoted mother, Lisa has served as a volunteer Worship Leader in the Children’s Departments of Evangelistic Temple and RHEMA Bible Church. She has also assisted brides as a church wedding coordinator for fourteen years. In addition she has taught class sessions concerning leading children in worship, the Associate Pastor’s Wife, and coordinating weddings.