With his trademark brand of humor and honesty, Reverend Doctor Jarrod Cochran is a writer, a speaker, and an activist for peace, justice, and social change.
Jarrod is an ordained priest within the Progressive Episcopal Church and serving as Priest at Church in the Wild and his street ministry called Priest on the Street in Canton, GA.
Jarrod's ministerial background is varied. Earning his doctorate of theology at Saints Sergius & Bacchus Seminary, Jarrod has served as pastor for several churches and as a chaplain for both a local Atlanta fire department and an organization that assists the homeless and poverty-stricken. As a student of Kingian Nonviolence, Jarrod has also worked alongside champions of social justice, such as Rev. C.T. Vivian, John K. Stoner, and Rabbi Michael Lerner, serving as a member, writer, and a listed speaker for several organizations which include Every Church a Peace Church, CrossLeft, Social Redemption, and the National Religious Leaders Conference.
Jarrod currently holds the positions of Manager of Housing Programs for North Georgia, Spiritual Advisor of the Leadership Council of the Progressive Christian Alliance, Contributor for Jesus Radicals, Media Contact for PFLAG, a member of the Clergy Cabinet and featured writer for the interfaith Network of Spiritual Progressives, a Fellow with the Political Studies Association focusing on the intersection between Anarchism and Christianity, and serves as a priest within The Progressive Episcopal Church.
Jarrod is the author of the top-100 Amazon best seller, Finding Jesus Outside the Box: A Progressive Christian Manifesto on the Journey from Religion to Authentic Faith. Jarrod speaks at various denominational gatherings, festivals, and conferences around the country. Jarrod's work has been featured in several prominent Christian and Religious magazines, as well as CNN, and Exceptional Radio Broadcasting. Currently, Rev. Dr. Cochran has been aiming his focus on direct action initiatives against the rise of fascism and state violence through the Christian Anarchist organization Diggers Revolt! Jarrod lives North of Atlanta, GA with his partner Stephanie and his step-son Owen.