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educator , minister , real estate , researcher , development executive

Stephen Kent Cottingham, American real estate development executive, researcher, minister, educator. Named one of Outstanding Young Men of America, Montgomery, Alabama, 1986; Southern Methodist University Scholar, 1972-1974.


Cottingham, Stephen Kent was born on December 28, 1951 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Miles Dixon and Ruth (Skeen) Cottingham.


Student, Southern Oregon College, 1971. Bachelor of Business Administration, Southern Methodist University, 1974. Master of Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1984.

Postgraduate, Southern Methodist University.


Vice president Cottingham Construction Company, Dallas, 1974-1979. Project management Avery Mays Construction Company, 1981-1982. Assistant vice president Pacific realty corporation, 1983-1985, vice president, 1985-1986, executive vice president, 1986-1988.

Vice president Paragon Group, 1988-1991. Regional vice president The Prime Group Inc., San Antonio, 1991-1993. President Brock Investment Group, Inc., 1993-1995.

Chairman, president SKCI, Inc., since 1995. Founder, chairman, president Theological Education Foundation, International, since 1996. President Princeton Resources, Inc., since 1992.

Founder, chairman, president Cottingham Development Corporation, San Antonio, since 1997. With planning and development division San Antonio River Authority, since 2000. Pastor, teacher University United Methodist Church, San Antonio, 2002—2004.

Senior pastor Alamo United Methodist Church, since 2004. Local pastor United Methodist Church, 2004, probationary elder, 2005. Adjunct teacher Northwest Bible Church College Class, Dallas, 1981-1983.

Student leader, counselor Young Life International, Dallas, 1974-1976. Chairman Boyd Ministries, Norfolk, Virginia, 1996-1999. Board directors Harvester Ministries, Plano, Texas.


Charter member Republican National Committee, Washington, since 1985. Teacher Christ Episcopal Church, San Antonio, chairman adult education, executive committee. Founder, president Theological Education Foundation, International, San Antonio, since 1996.

Member International Right of Way Association, Urban Land Institute (associate), Evangelical Theological Society, Phi Gamma Delta (treasurer), Phi Beta Lamda.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: skiing, antique restoration, cycling, writing, travel, missionary work.


Married Susan Kay Kelfer, August 11, 1984.

Miles Dixon Cottingham

Ruth (Skeen) Cottingham

Susan Kay Kelfer