Tom Hocking (pictured), pastor of the Grace Brethren Church in Bellflower, California, is the nominee for moderator-elect of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. This year’s moderator is Pastor Jim Brown of Goshen, Indiana, and the incoming moderator is Pastor John McIntosh from Simi Valley, California. Hocking’s term would follow that of McIntosh.
Pastor Hocking was selected by the FGBC nominating committee, and he has agreed to serve as moderator in 2010 if approved by the delegates at conference this summer. Hocking’s name will appear on a ballot with nominations open from the floor of conference.
The nominating committee is also in the process of formulating a ballot for Fellowship Council members for 2008-2011. This year’s FGBC business meeting will be at 10 a.m. the last day of national conference, Thursday, July 31, at Innisbrook Golf Resort near Tampa, Florida. For more information, log onto www.fgbc.org.