David R. Brock

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David R. Brock
Presiding Evangelist
March 27, 2007 (2007-03-27) – March 31, 2016 (2016-03-31) -->
Called by Stephen M. Veazey
Predecessor Richard E. Kohlman
Successor Jane M. Gardner
Council of Twelve Apostles
April 5, 1992 (1992-04-05) – March 27, 2007 (2007-03-27)
Called by Wallace B. Smith
Predecessor William T. Higdon
Successor Carlos Enrique Mejia
Personal details
Born Kansas City, Kansas
Alma mater Graceland University
University of Oregon

David R. Brock is an American leader in the Community of Christ. Brock has been the President of Seventy, a member of the church's Council of Twelve Apostles, and the church's Presiding Evangelist.

Brock was born in Kansas City, Kansas. He graduated from Meridian High School in Idaho, attended Graceland University in Iowa, received a Bachelor of Science from the School of Community Service and Public Affairs at the University of Oregon, and a Master of Arts in religion from Park University.[citation needed] Brock has done further studies at the Instituto de Filología Hispánica, Saltillo, Mexico; the Alliance Francaise, Nairobi, Kenya; Berlitz Language School, St. Louis, Missouri; Saint Paul School of Theology and the Nazarene Theological Seminary, both in Kansas City, Missouri; and the Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, North Carolina.[citation needed]

A full-time minister since 1978, Brock was ordained as a president of seventy.[1]

On April 5, 1992, Brock was selected by Prophet-President Wallace B. Smith to become an apostle of the church and a member of the Council of Twelve Apostles.[2] Previous assignments included the Pacific Field, the Southwest Field, the North Central Field, administrator and stewardship commissioner of the Africa Region, assistant to the Council of Twelve, and Southwest Region staff member.[1]

On March 27, 2007, Brock was ordained as the presiding evangelist by Prophet-President Stephen M. Veazey.[3] He was released as presiding evangelist in 2016 and retired from full-time church service.[4] He continues to act in the church as an evangelist.[4]


  1. ^ a b "David R. Brock". cofchrist.org. Archived from the original on 14 April 2013. Retrieved 11 September 2009. 
  2. ^ Doctrine and Covenants 158:6.
  3. ^ "Official Minutes of Business Session". cofchrist.org. 27 March 2007. Retrieved 11 September 2009. 
  4. ^ a b Stephen M. Veazey, "Letter of Counsel about World Church Leadership", cofchrist.org, March 31, 2016.
Community of Christ titles
Preceded by
Richard E. Kohlman
Presiding Evangelist
27 March 2007 – 31 March 2016
Succeeded by
Jane M. Gardner
Preceded by
William T. Higdon
Council of Twelve Apostles
5 April 1992 – 27 March 2007
Succeeded by
Carlos Enrique Mejia