Meet the Pastor

Dale Cook

I was raised in a Christian home.  My father was a Southern Baptist minister with the Home Mission Board.  I grew up outside of Chicago.  I attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas.  I served in the Marine Corps for 8 years (23 months in Vietnam).   I worked as a senior project engineer on the construction of nuclear power plants.  I also spent a number of years working with FEMA as an independent disaster housing inspector.   I joined the Presbyterian Church in 1981.   I have served as a senior high youth director, Deacon, Elder, Session President.  I was commissioned as pastor in 1986 in Illinois.  In 2018, after the death of my wife, I moved to Las Cruces and became active in the Presbyterian Church there.  In 2021 I was asked to speak at the Deming church.  In January of 2022 I was recertified as a commissioned pastor and assigned to First Presbyterian Church in Deming on a fulltime basis.