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Ep. 173: Phil Cooke With Tips For Being Creative on a Deadline

An important part of what we do here at MinistryWatch is to provide resources for ministry leaders to help them become more effective in their roles.  That’s why I’m pleased to have back on the program Phil Cooke.

Phil Cooke got his start in media working on the television program of Oral Roberts, while he was still a student at Oral Roberts University.  Over the years Cooke has become one of the nation’s experts on the use of media in a Christian context.  He has also been outspoken on the need for men and women of integrity in Christian ministries.  He has been critical of televangelists.  And even though he is a media and marketing expert, he says that evangelical Christianity doesn’t have a marketing problem.  It has a character problem.

Phil Cooke is a working producer in Hollywood who also has a Ph. D. in theology.  He’s the author of a half-dozen books on media and marketing and has been a contributor to Fast Company, Forbes, and The Huffington Post.  He is also a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as well as the Producer’s Guild of America.

I had this conversation with Phil Cooke at the recent meeting of the National Religious Broadcasters, which took place in Nashville last week.

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The producers for today’s program are Rich Roszel and Ben Warwick.   We get database, technical, and editorial support from Cathy Goddard, Stephen DuBarry, Christina Darnell, Emily Kern, Rod Pitzer, and Casey Sudduth.

I’m Warren Smith, and you’ve been listening to the MinistryWatch podcast.  Until next time, may God bless you.