Brenda Cook was born in Cleveland, Tennessee, raised in Detroit, MI and has lived in Letcher County for over 40 years. She is a graduate of Cass Technical High School, Detroit, MI. She has been married to Ted Cook since September, 1966 and has four sons: Brian, Kenneth, Michael and David; and 11 grandchildren: Callie, Destiny, Kayla, Mikela, Trinity, Nicholas, Nate, Zacary, Brody, Brayden and Baylor. Before becoming secretary at First Baptist, she was also a church secretary in Michigan and worked in a law office. Brenda has served as secretary at First Baptist for almost 32 years. Brenda is a former member of FBC, and is presently a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Jenkins. She loves spending time with her grandchildren and reading. She has taught Sunday School in the preschool department, worked as Nursery Coordinator, served as WMU Director, and loves to sing in the choir. She enjoys working in a Christian atmosphere, being able to meet people and hopefully help with some of their needs, and feels the Lord has called her to this ministry.