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Great News .. Mark your Calendars

Reverend Bruce Hitchcock, the new North Coast District Superintendent, will preach at Rockport on Sunday, January 22nd . We are overjoyed that Rev. Hitchcock will be joining Pastor Don for  10am worship and then fellowship time following worship.   Rev. Hitchcock’s sermon will be based upon Scripture from Matthew 4:12-23,  the beginning of Jesus’s ministry and the nature of Jesus’s ministry.

 As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him. -Matthew 4:12-23

Rev. Bruce Hitchcock, ordained a Deacon in 1987 and an Elder in 1989, has served churches across the State of Ohio during his ministry. He served as superintendent of the Ohio Valley District from 2018-2022 before being appointed to serve as superintendent of the North Coast District.

While earning a Bachelor’s degree from Malone College, he also was pastor of Pleasant Grove UMC in Carroll County. He then served State Road UMC in Germantown in the West Ohio Conference while attending United Theological Seminary, where he earned his Master of Divinity.

Upon graduation, Hitchcock served East Rochester-Bayard UMC (1989-1993), East Sparta UMC (1993-1996), and Huron UMC (1996-2002) before accepting the position at the Urban Mission for nine years. From 2011 to 2018, Hitchock served Geneva UMC (Western Reserve District).

He and wife Melissa are the parents of two sons and a daughter.

Join us on January 22nd and extend to Rev Hitchcock the Rockport Spirit of Jesus!