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Louisiana - West Monroe



The SUM West Monroe cohort, located in West Monroe, Louisiana, operates in partnership with SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary to enhance the distance education that SUM provides. SUM is a fully accredited Bible College that is training men and women to proclaim Christ throughout the cities of our world! At the SUM West Monroe cohort you will be able to gather with like-minded SUM students in a dynamic classroom environment while fulfilling the SUM experiential ministry and spiritual training requirements via the practical hands-on ministry training and transformational mentorship provided by The Assembly.

Here is what sets SUM West Monroe apart:

  •   Television Station
  •   TV Evangelism
  •   Youth Ministry
  •   Traveling Youth Evangelism
  •   Growth Group Discipleship
  •   Urban Street Ministry
  •   Worship
  •   Children's Ministry
  •   High/Middle School Mentoring
  •   Homeless Ministry
  •   Fine Arts Discipleship Ministry

Visionary Leadership



Reverend Shane Warren was called to preach at the age of twelve. In 1991 he graduated from Lee University with a B.A. in Theology and B.S. in Education. Throughout the life of his ministry God has blessed him with a dynamic ability to communicate a relevant word to a dying generation. His prophetic insight, revelation, and heart for souls has blessed him with the opportunity to minister to Pastors and laity alike. 

Through Pastor's Conferences and retreats, church growth seminars, mentoring programs, crusades, and church strife resolution programs, both internationally and in the United States, Pastor Shane Warren has effectively trained thousands. His passion for the lost and for mentoring men and women of God is the driving force behind his ministry. He is respected inter-denominationally for his teaching / preaching and church growth philosophies. Pastor Warren currently speaks abroad and serves as the Senior Pastor of The Assembly in West Monroe, LA., where he resides with his wife Pam and son Adam.


Cohort Advisor



Pastor Kristin Cook serves as the Campus Director of SUM West Monroe. SUM West Monroe is under the Visionary Leadership of Pastor Shane Warren, Lead Pastor at The Assembly. Pastor Kristin was called to the ministry in 2006 and has been actively involved in ministry since then. She graduated from SUM in 2012 as Valedictorian with Summa Cum Laude honors. Pastor Kristin is married to Pastor Tyler Cook, who also graduated from SUM. Pastor Tyler currently serves as the Junior High Youth Pastor at the Assembly West Monroe. Pastors Tyler and Kristin are dedicated to see people reached with the Gospel of Christ and discipled into strong believers full of integrity and faith.

In 2016, SUM West Monroe moved to a facility of its own in the heart of West Monroe, Louisiana. This one-of-a-kind campus is a beautiful  28,000 square foot, state of the art facility which houses over 10 classrooms, dorms to accommodate 60 students, multiple study hall rooms, a library and several community living areas. SUM West Monroe specializes in hands-on ministry training with emphasis in areas including Worship, Pastoring, Evangelism, Children's and much more! 



SUM West Monroe
1007 Glenwood Drive
West Monroe, LA 71291

Phone: 318-737-1001