Elder

nateock@q.com
623.939.6381

How did the Lord save you?

Raised in a Christian home, I was always exposed to the things of God and the Word of God. After reaching adulthood, and being on my own, God had to make their faith, my faith. I never had a Damascus road experience, but gradually grew to understand my position in Christ, which was established before the foundation of the world. That growing recognition prompted a greater love for God, for His word, and for His awesome nature; His incredible gift of salvation purchased by the blood of Jesus. Nothing I did or do saves. What I do for the Lord I do in gratitude for His love for me.

What do you enjoy most about the ministry at Northwest Community Church?

The people.

How long have you served here?

For over ten years.

What is special about Northwest Community Church?

Its long history of focusing on dealing correctly with God’s word.

Where did you grow up?

All over. I was born in Missouri, but since my father was in the Coast Guard, I lived in Missouri, Alaska, Connecticut, Maryland, and California. During my own military career, I lived in Georgia, California, then Nebraska, finally migrating to Arizona after law school graduation.

Are you married? How many children (and grandchildren) do you have?

I’m married and my wife is Cynthia. She has two children by a prior marriage, I have one, and we have one between us. We also have six grandchildren.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

Gardening, reading, and spending time with family and friends.