Rev. John Hocker began his ministry with the Assemblies of God in 1957 pastoring in Alex, Okla. He also pastored churches in Pawnee, Fairland, Sapulpa and Checotah, Okla., Mountain View, Mo., Crowell, Burkburnett, and Wichita Falls, Texas.
He also served on the Wichita Falls Sectional ministerial committee for nine years.
Brother Hocker went to be with his Lord on Feb. 21, 2007.