I am a husband, father, theology nerd, avid writer, former youth pastor, missionary mobilizer, and simul justus et peculator—at the same time, sinful (in myself) and righteous (in Christ).

I received my M.A. in Media and Communication Studies and B.S. in Biblical Studies at Liberty University, and I served as an online evangelism and apologetics instructor with Liberty University Online from 2012-2014, and from there spent two years as a Student Ministry Coordinator at LCBC Church. My writing has been featured in various outlets including Liberty University News Service, American Bible Society’s The Record, and Christian Life News. I now serve as Director of Advancement and Mobilization for ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism), a theologically conservative, gospel-centered missions agency with more than 1,000 missionaries in over 70 countries.

I reside with my wife, adopted son, and daughter in rural Pennsylvania, where I spend my free time studying theology, weightlifting, and nursing heavy addictions to mixed nuts and coffee. I like the 1689 London Baptist Confession, beards, and whatever other stereotypes you can think of. If you’re so inclined, you can follow me on Twitter via @ajkocman. You can also listen to me and Scott Dunford every Monday on The Missions Podcast.