Began as a mission                                                                        Chartered as a church

          in 1962.                                                                                                    in 1967.

Pastor Hock began his ministry at our church doing pulpit supply September 1969.  
He was asked to serve as interim pastor in December 1969.  
He was called by the church in January 1970 as pastor and ordained there in May 1971.
Going on 47 years, Ron has continued to serve us and our community.

     Ron graduated in 1963 from Tennessee Temple University with a Graduate of Theology degree.  Following graduation he helped to start a church in East Ridge, TN. and served there as co-pastor and adult Sunday School teacher for 2 years.  
     In January 1966 he and his family moved to Zanesville, OH.  There he eventually served a 3 church charge in the Blue Rock, OH area for a year.  From there, they moved to Newark, OH. and soon he was pastoring a small church in Fredonia, OH.  He served there 8 months before being called by Eastland Heights Baptist Church.