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Our First Lady



First Lady Brittany Cook is a native of Texarkana, Texas. Mrs. Cook holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Non-Profit Management and Community Development from the University of West Georgia.

She was named one of UWG’s 30 under 30 Thriving Professionals and received the Best of the West, outstanding employee recognition award for Values. She is a proud member of the Phi Pi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and further serves the community through this organization.

Brittany is passionate about community development that improves, engages and promotes social change. She is often called upon to either chair or serve on various committees in both the church and community. While she is passionate about all church ministries, she is particularly proud of Girl Talk, an initiative she conceptualized and brought to fruition. The program provides a safe environment for girls and young women to freely discuss issues in their lives and as a result, discover how God fits perfectly in all of our lives. Her goal is to expand this program depth and reach in the near future


During the day, Mrs. Cook functions as Enrollment Specialist in the Student Affairs Enrollment Management Office at the University of West Georgia – Newnan. Mrs. Cook expands her community engagement and outreach, by attending various Newnan Chamber of Commerce events, speaking at local schools about the university and presenting to West Georgia Technical College students about admission and programs at UWG Newnan. Most recently, she was instrumental in implementing the Coweta Substance Abuse

Program (CSAP), a statewide initiative launched by Senator Matt Brass.


She and Pastor Tamarkus Cook are the proud parents of three beautiful children; Tamarkus Jr., Theodore, and Ivery. It is also her life’s honor to serve the beautiful congregation of Saint Smyrna and the people of the Greater Fairburn area. Her service to God's people is reflected in Romans 8:28, "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose" (NIV).

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