Dr. Peter Cockrell
I’m married to a wonderful woman, Emma, and have two gorgeous daughters, Grace and Mary-Anna. Grace and her husband Dan have presented us with two gorgeous grandchildren – Evangeline and Elijah.
I currently serve as an associate pastor in a rural church not far from Greater London. I’m also the UK National Director of OC International, a global missions agency committed to fulfilling the Great Commission by encouraging local churches in discipling the nations. I have recently completed a doctorate in Global Theological Studies.
My passion is to see healthy local churches enjoying God’s grace and living for his glory. I am committed to the primacy of anointed expository preaching and Bible teaching – keeping the gospel central – as the chief means of discipling God’s people and equipping them for ministry.
After over 20 years in local church pastoral ministry, I have moved into a more itinerant preaching and teaching ministry, partly to serve, encourage, and teach believers in the poor and persecuted regions of the world. I am particularly involved in training leaders in South East Asia, Eastern Africa and the Middle East.
‘Already Not Yet’ is shorthand for the between-the-times experience of living in the Kingdom of God, now. ‘Already’, through accepting Christ and receiving his Spirit, and ‘not yet’ because this foretaste of heaven is partial and lived-out in an imperfect, fallen world. God’s saving purposes are inaugurated but not consummated. Power in weakness describes this tension perfectly, preventing triumphalism, on the one hand, and defeatism on the other.
The gospel inspires and drives all I do!