Adjunct Professor, Missiology & Baptist History
PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Dr. Robert Cochran serves as Executive Director/Minister for the District of Columbia Baptist Convention. He has served in DC since January 1995, first as Director of Missions/Evangelism, (under appointment of the North American Mission Board, SBC, and related to American Baptist Churches/USA), then as Principal Coordinator/Consultant of the Center for Congregational Health, Evangelism & Discipleship and later as Associate Executive Director. Robert has worked to begin congregations in Western Europe and the United States. Recent ministries have included restarting (revitalizing) D.C. congregations and seeking grants to assist new churches and existing church programs. He is also studying the history of how D.C. Baptist Convention churches began life together.
Robert has taught courses as an adjunct faculty member for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary at the South Florida Center, West Palm Beach Satellite; for Southern Baptist Theological Seminary at the Korean Center, Silver Spring, Maryland; for Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, Virginia; for Maple Springs Bible College and Seminary, Capitol Heights, Maryland; and for the John Leland Center for Theological Studies, Arlington, Virginia.
Robert was born in Baytown, Texas, and is a graduate of Howard Payne University and earned both his M.Div. and his Ph.D. at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.