This is a brand new series we are starting called “Get To Know” the contributors on Servants of Grace. The basic idea, as you will see is for you our readers, to get to know a little bit about the people who write here on Servants of Grace. First up, today we have the privilege of getting to know Dr. Brian Cosby. Thanks so much Dr. Cosby for taking time to answer these questions. The questions are mine, but the answers are Dr. Cosby’s.
1) Can you tell us about your journey with Christ?
I grew up in a Christian home in Chattanooga, Tennessee, hearing the gospel and going to church with my parents. But it wasn’t until 1999, when I was eighteen years old, that God saved me by grace after a long struggle with faith and the basics of biblical theology. I graduated the next year from high school and went to Samford University, where God continued to shape and mold me and it was during this time that he called me into the ministry. I attended and graduated from Beeson Divinity School during which time I married my wonderful bride, Ashley, and we moved to Atlanta to serve a PCA church as Youth Pastor. I served there for four years before moving to Signal Mountain, Tennessee last June (2012) to pastor Wayside Presbyterian Church. I have just recently completed a Ph.D. in historical theology, examining a puritan theology of suffering and sovereignty at the Australian College of Theology, Sydney Australia.
2) What projects are you working on?
I am currently working on some articles for the Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia, published as a joint project by Yale University Press and Eerdmans as well as an academic biography of the English puritan, John Flavel for the peer-reviewed publisher, Lexington Books.
3) What ministries are you involved in?
Other than pastoring Wayside Presbyterian Church on Signal Mountain, Tennessee and my family, I am involved in number of ministry initiatives such as denominational committees, contributor for a couple of online blogs, and member of several ministry boards.
4) How can we pray for you?
Please pray that I would continue to find my greatest joy in Christ, that I would treasure him above all else.
5) How can we connect with you online or to any of your other writings, published or other wise?
You can find more about my books at my Amazon.com author page or at waysidechurch.org. You can read Dr. Cosby’s work here on Servants of Grace by clicking on: https://servantsofgrace.org/author/bhcosby/
Dave Jenkins is happily married to his wife, Sarah. He is a writer, editor, and speaker living in beautiful Southern Oregon. Dave is a lover of Christ, His people, the Church, and sound theology. He serves as the Executive Director of Servants of Grace Ministries, the Executive Editor of Theology for Life Magazine, the Host and Producer of Equipping You in Grace Podcast, and is a contributor to and producer of Contending for the Word. He is the author of The Word Explored: The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy and What To Do About It (House to House, 2021), The Word Matters: Defending Biblical Authority Against the Spirit of the Age (G3 Press, 2022), and Contentment: The Journey of a Lifetime (Theology for Life, 2024). You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, or read his newsletter. Dave loves to spend time with his wife, going to movies, eating at a nice restaurant, or going out for a round of golf with a good friend. He is also a voracious reader, in particular of Reformed theology, and the Puritans. You will often find him when he’s not busy with ministry reading a pile of the latest books from a wide variety of Christian publishers. Dave received his M.A.R. and M.Div through Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.