Dr. Arnie Cole is a former successful marketplace executive in the health care space, who now leads an impactful ministry. He has an amazing testimony of how at the age of 47 his life was radically transformed when he first entered into a relationship with Jesus. His message will mimic the title of the book he authored: Unstuck: Your Life, God’s Design, Real Change.
For 18 years, Dr. Cole was founder and president of First Step & Cole Vocational in Redland, CA where he revolutionized the treatment of severely disturbed patients in mental health institutions. After being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 1998, he sold his business, planning to tour the world in his 60 foot yacht while he still had the capacity to do so. During a storm that threatened his life, Dr. Cole made a genuine profession of faith and a plea for his life. What happened next was astounding. He was not only saved from being shipwrecked, but when he returned from his trip his doctors discovered that he no longer had Alzheimer’s.
He subsequently gave his remaining years to serving in ministry leadership positions. For the last nine years he has served as the CEO of Back to the Bible and Director of Research and Development for the Center for Bible Engagement. Dr. Cole is dedicated to the mission of leading people into a dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ through daily Bible engagement.
Dr. Cole has a BA and MA in Psychology, as well as an EdD in Institutional Management from Pepperdine University. He is married and father of now adult children.