Born and raised in Long Beach, California
Married (wife: Carole) Since 1962 with three married children and eight grandchildren. (David’s wife CAROLE went home to be with the Lord on November 20, 2015)
Educational background includes B.A. in Bible, Greek and Ancient History; Master of Divinities, Doctor of Ministries and a Ph.D. Degree in Biblical Studies, Theology and Biblical Languages, and an honorary Doctor of Laws.
Served as pastor of churches in Tennessee, Ohio and California since 1959.
Taught theology, Greek, expository preaching, Jewish studies and various Biblical Courses in Bible Institutes, Colleges and Graduate Schools. Some of his courses are currently available on blueletterbible.org.
Author of over 50 books and numerous booklets and study guides.
Radio Bible Teacher since 1970 – Currently the Bible teacher on “Hope for Today” Radio broadcast heard on several stations throughout North America, you may access recent messages on his website: davidhocking.org, and also on hischannel.com.
Has been blessed to have taken groups to Israel and Bible Lands for over 45 years
Has spoken and taught on Israel and Bible Prophecy in various Bible Conferences, churches, and synagogues, and conferences.