Pastoral Staff

Rob Hock
Senior Pastor


Rob grew up in St. Louis and in Dallas, later attending Texas A & M University. On a college retreat, Rob came to know the true meaning of the Gospel. He learned that God’s Word overcomes our sin and frees us to live in complete peace with Him. Rob began to develop a deep and meaningful relationship with Christ for the first time in his life.

Rob immersed himself in Christian ministry. He volunteered with youth ministries, interned at churches, and worked at Christian camps. After he graduated, Rob answered God’s call to enter full-time ministry as a Youth Director at a church in Katy, TX, near Houston.

While in Houston, Rob became reacquainted with Kimmy whom he had met in college. They were married in 1995 and moved to Massachusetts, where Rob received a Masters of Divinity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

After graduating, Rob and Kimmy accepted God’s call to move to Washington, D.C. where he served as an Associate Pastor until 2006. Rob again responded to God’s call and moved to Washington state, where he became the senior pastor of the Community Church of Ephrata (EPC).

With his passion for bringing Biblical truth to a congregation, Rob challenges us with the life-changing message of the Gospel as it transforms and renews our lives. He desires that we, as a church family, make connections between God and our lives, encouraging us to respond in righteousness.

Kimmy's story is not entirely different from Rob’s, learning about Jesus Christ through a Young Life high school program. She learned a great deal about walking faithfully with the Lord and leading others into a deep relationship with Him during her time as a backpacking guide at a Christian wilderness ranch. She remains active in ministry and considers it a great privilege to serve the Lord as He leads. Her primary ministry these days is at home as a wife and mother.

Rob and Kimmy have four children who Kimmy homeschools. MacKenzie, Joseph, Annebelle and Sammy. Soccer, gymnastics, piano, basketball and hand bells occupy some of their free time. Rob enjoys golf, camping, exploring history and reading espionage novels.

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