Reverend Doctor Fredricc Gerard Brock, DMin, 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 currently serves as an adjunct professor and curriculum consultant at Oblate; teaching in the areas of Black Church studies and pastoral leadership & formation.
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 3,000+ member 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, Major in the United States Air Force Reserves. He has served our country with distinction for eight years (4 years on Active Duty), recently being awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. As a military chaplain, Dr. Brock ministers weekly to 1,000+ basic military trainees, families, and staff. 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 a member of the American Academy of Religion, an active supporter of the National Urban League, and member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. He is the husband of Pastor Kan’Dace “Lady K” Brock, and the father of one daughter, Zoë Aaliyah. His passions include spending time with family, writing, and listening to stories from the elders of the community. 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 risen.