About our Speaker
Phil Cooke, an internationally known writer and speaker, who has produced media programming in more than 60 countries, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s brunch.
Through his company, Cooke Pictures in Burbank, California, he has helped some of the largest Christian and nonprofit organizations in the world use the media to tell their story in a changing, disrupted culture. His passion is to help the Church survive and thrive in this new world.
Phil was Executive Producer of “Let Hope Rise – the Hillsong Movie” released to theaters nationwide, and Producer of “The Insanity of God” a feature documentary that premiered nationally as a Fathom Event. According to former CNN journalist Paula Zahn, Phil is rare – a working producer in Hollywood with a Ph.D. in Theology. He’s appeared on NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, and his work has been profiled in the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
His book “Jolt!: Get the Jump on a World That’s Constantly Changing.” shares his secrets of making today’s culture of disruption and change work for you. “One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do” helps you find the great purpose and calling for your life – and was named by the Washington Post as one of the Top Five Business Books for 2012. His book, “Unique: Telling Your Story in the Age of Brands and Social Media” is changing the way churches, ministries, and nonprofits engage today’s culture with their story.
His latest book co-written with Jonathan Bock, “The Way Back: How Christians Blew Our Credibility and How We Win it Back”, takes a hard look at why today—particularly in the media—Christians are dismissed as irrelevant. Attend this year’s brunch to learn how the Christian community can once again astonish our critics, and in doing so, completely transform the world for good.