Interview Guests: Phil Cooke and Jonathan Bock

Phil Cooke:

Phil Cooke is an internationally recognized writer, speaker, and marketing expert who has produced media in over 60 countries, from Africa to his studio, Cooke Pictures in Burbank, CA. A rare character in the industry, Phil is one of, if not the only, producer in Hollywood with a Ph.D. in Theology. In addition, Phil has frequently contributed to and appeared on major news networks like Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN. Phil Also serves as an adjunct faculty member at King’s College in Los Angeles.

Phil’s company has helped numerous film and media companies reach their intended audiences. He was the Executive Producer of Let Hope Rise–The Hillsong Movie, which released to theaters nationwide. He also produced The Insanity of God which released to select screens as a Fathom event. As an author, Phil has published multiple books, the most recent of which is The Way Back: How Christians Blew Our Credibility and How We Get It Back.

Jonathan Bock:

Though he started off as a “not very good” sitcom writer, Jonathan Bock began anew with a publishing career at Warner Bros. Studios. During that time he developed ground-breaking strategy to help bridge the gap between major mainstream media companies in Hollywood, and the vast, untapped media market that is “Religious America” This led him to found his own media company, Grace Hills Media, in 2000. The company would soon establish itself as the leader in marketing to people of faith.

Jonathan also serves on the board of Reel Spirituality at Fuller Theological Seminary and is a deacon at Bel Air Presbyterian Church. He is also a member of the Producers Guild of America. He has a wife, Kelly, and two daughters.