Will (Guillaume) Hoc
I was born and raised in the French-speaking part of Belgium (Western Europe).
My religious background was Roman Catholicism, although my family and I only attended mass on rare occasions. My environment’s worldview was very humanistic. I was taught to see the Bible as an outdated book, open to all kinds of interpretations except the literal one.
I soothed my religious conscience by reciting the same prayer every night, while living exactly like the world. I had no understanding of my sin and of the only way to get saved.
God drew me to Himself around the age of 20, following a trip to Mississippi for the Hurricane Katrina disaster relief, after encountering people who actually believed the Bible.
I became born-again and discovered the amazing grace of God while attending Calvary Chapel Bible College in Siegen, Germany. I went on to attend the Bible College campus in York, England, where I met and married my wife, Abigail.
After 5 years of ministry in Belgium, during which we were blessed with two beautiful children (Elizabeth and Henri), we moved to the U.S. in September 2018. I joined the CC Downey Staff ever since as the Missions Pastor.
One of my favorite verses remains Romans 5:8
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”