Freedom Fellowship Leadership
Freedom Fellowship is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief introductions from our leadership team.
Rick & Diana Hocker
Since 1989 we have been leading the ministries of Freedom Fellowship with a passionate desire to reach the multi-ethnic and denominationally diverse community of the Tidewater area. Our purpose is to impact the world with the message of Freedom through Christ. Each Sunday I teach the congregation spiritual truths from God’s word that assist them in discovering and living out God’s purpose.
You will find us ready and anxious to connect with you and your family.
Preston & Lindsey Hocker
Associate Pastor and Student Ministries Director
I am passionate about Jesus, my wife, my daughter and my students.
Originally, I came to Freedom as a 2 year old when my family moved here. Later I returned after attending college in San Diego and began serving as part of the pastoral staff. I love seeing people come to Jesus and having their lives transformed.
Among the things I love the most about Freedom is the "realness" of the people here.
I have numerous interests outside of the church including coaching and training individuals in wrestling and Mixed Martial Arts. After spending some time as an amateur cage-fighter I became known as "the Pastor of Disaster".
I look forward to serving the people of Freedom and seeing our kids come to know Jesus.
I’ve been involved in music ministry for over 20 years now; and what an absolute Joy and Privilege it is to use my God given gifts to usher His people into His overwhelmingly loving presence! I’ve also been blessed to come from a musical family/foundation. My mother and all of her siblings are gospel singers; my older and younger brothers both sing; and my father plays lead guitar. So as you can see, music is in my BLOOD! Lol.
It is my earnest desire to see the people of God at Freedom Fellowship, FREE to worship and praise Him with all their heart, mind, soul and strength! No hindrances, no restraints, no agendas…just a free people worshiping and praising God from a true place of thanksgiving and personal freedom. For “God is a Spirit; and they that worship Him, must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth!”