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Katie Cook

Editor, Baptist Peacemaker


Born in Shamrock, TX, Katie Cook is the younger sister of three brothers. She is single with a plethora of nieces, nephews, great-nephews, and a great-niece.

She has served in a wide variety of capacities including:

  • Minister of Youth and Education, Ninth Street Baptist Mission in Waco, TX
  • Minister to Youth, Tokio Baptist Church, Tokio, TX
  • Adult Learning Center Director, Seventh and James Baptist Church
  • Associate Pastor, Bible Methodist Church, Shamrock, TX
  • Director of Volunteer Programs, Caritas of Waco (TX)
  • Editor, Seeds Magazine
  • Editor, Baptist Peacemaker for the BPFNA

She is an active volunteer in the Waco community with a variety of groups including: Caritas of Waco, Habitat for Humanity, Waco Area Ministerial Alliance, the World Hunger Relief Training Farm, and Shalom Ministries for Women. Katie has taught 11th and 12th graders in Sunday School and served on the deacon body of Seventh and James Baptist Church, for 13 years. Katie also leads contemplative retreats for church groups.

In 1986, Katie took covenant promises to become a member of an ecumenical lay order of Franciscans; in 1997, she became a postulant to the Order of Ecumenical Franciscans. She is a licensed minister.


Katie received a BA from Baylor University Department of Religion (Christian Ethics). She studied for two years at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (School of Theology). Katie received her MA degree from Baylor University Department of Religion in Church History. Her thesis was entitled: Francis of Assisi and the Thirteenth Century Papacy.

Function At BPFNA

Katie serves as editor of Baptist Peacemaker, the quarterly journal of BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz.


Katie is the author of many articles for a variety of magazines and journals including: The Other Side, Daughters of Sarah, Christian Century, The Door, Group Magazine, Baptists Today and Christian Ministry. She was among the writers for the Youth Bible and the Encyclopedia for Youth Ministers, both produced by Group Publishers. She co-authored the book Your Days Are Numbered with Rev. Robert Gilbert, a civil rights leader in the Waco area.


The Waco Conference of Christians and Jews named Katie their Humanitarian of the Year in 1995.

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