Hope for Today was founded by Dr. David Hocking in the fall of 1995. David was born in Long Beach, CA and after High School, attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC, where he graduated with a B.A. in Bible, Greek, and Ancient History. After college, David attended Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, IN, where he received his M. Div. degree in Biblical Studies. David also continued graduate studies and received a Doctor of Ministry degree as well as a Ph.D. degree in Biblical Studies and languages. David also received a Doctor of Laws degree, being honored by Biola University.
David has been preaching and teaching the Bible for over 50 years and has taught courses in Bible, Theology, Biblical Languages and Expository Preaching in colleges as well as in graduate schools. His radio Bible teaching began in 1970 and has included such programs as Sounds of Grace, The Biola Hour, Solid Rock, and for the last 13 years – Hope for Today. David has served as pastor in Columbus, Ohio, Long Beach, California, and Santa Ana, California. He has written over 35 books.
David was married in 1962 to his wife, Carole. Together they have three married children and six grandchildren. They have co-authored two best sellers – “Good Marriages Take Time” and “Romantic Lovers,” a commentary on the Song of Solomon. His Biblical commentaries have included Genesis, Nehemiah, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Daniel, Philippians, I & II Timothy, Hebrews, and Revelation.
David has focused in his ministry upon Bible Prophecy, especially as it relates to God’s plan for Israel.