Doctor Fredricc Gerard Brock is a scholar, author, and pastor. Dr. Brock is Lead Pastor and Co-Founder of The Message Church and Co-Founder/CEO of Fredricc Gerard Brock Ministries, LLC; a preaching, teaching, and consulting ministry.
Dr. Brock is a native of San Antonio, Texas, and is the second of
three children to Virgil Sr. and Janice Brock. He attended Converse
Judson High School and Cornerstone Christian Schools, respectively,
where he was a dual-sport All-State athlete. In 2002, in recognition of
his commitment to spreading the gospel among his peers, he was honored
as the Male Christian Athlete of the Year by Lay Witnesses for Christ,
International. In the summer of 2002, Dr. Brock entered Texas Southern
University on a full football scholarship, graduating in 2006 with Cum
Laude honors and receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare
Administration, along with being named the HCA program’s top graduate.
After a decorated collegiate football career, including being
selected as a keynote speaker at the USA Today Student-Athlete Academic
Achievement Awards, and being selected to play in the prestigious
East-West Shrine College All-Star football game, Dr. Brock went on to
enjoy a brief stint as a member of the NFL’s Houston Texans and the
Arena Football League’s Lubbock Renegades. He was also a football stunt
man on the NBC television series Friday Night Lights.
Dr. Brock acknowledged his call to Christian ministry at the age of
14 and was ordained as a Baptist minister on May 23, 2010. In August
2010, he graduated from Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological
Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree in Theology. In 2012, he was
recognized in a Baylor University publication as a distinguished
alumnus. Dr. Brock completed post-graduate studies at the renowned
Sankofa Institute for African American Pastoral Leadership at the Oblate
School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. In 2016, Dr. Brock became the
first doctoral Sankofa graduate. His Doctor of Ministry dissertation
was entitled “I Became: Black Church Identity and Violence in the
Community.” He has served as an adjunct professor and curriculum
consultant at Oblate; teaching in the areas of Black Church studies and
pastoral leadership & formation. He currently teaches homiletics in Denver Seminary's Urban Ministry Program.
From 2012 to 2014, Dr. Brock served as Senior Pastor of the 370+
member True Light Baptist Church of Grand Rapids, Michigan. During his
tenure, 100+ members united, the church experienced unprecedented
financial milestones, and True Light became known as the place where
people came to “Experience the Light!” Prior to serving in Michigan, Dr.
Brock served as an associate pastor at the historic Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Brock
oversaw Antioch’s student ministries, provided leadership in ministerial
development, and served as a member of the Sunday School curriculum
writing/editing team. He and his wife are the co-authors of the book Can Jesus Get a Witness?: Sermons to Move You to Action.
Dr. Brock is also a certified Level-1 Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
chaplain and a certified Prepare/Enrich marriage counselor.
Committed to service, Dr. Brock is a Chaplain, Lieutenant Colonel in the United
States Air Force Reserves. He has served our country with distinction
for ten years (7 years on Active Duty orders), having been awarded, twice, the
Meritorious Service Medal. From October 2015 to September 2017, Dr.
Brock co-pastored the JBSA Lackland Air Force Base Gospel Service,
ministering weekly to 200+ families. Dr. Brock is also a member of
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.
He is the husband of Dr. Kan’Dace L. Brock, and the father of two daughters, Zoë Aaliyah and Chloë Taliah. His passions include spending time with family,
writing, and photography. His
life goal is to invite as many people as he can to the knowledge that
the cross is still vacant, the tomb is still empty, and Christ is yet