Pastor Gary Bock



Gary came to know the Lord, was baptized and discipled as a young man. In college he received his AA degree in Business Management and proceeded directly into the insurance industry where he developed an agency that trained and developed insurance agents to provide specialty insurance products across two states. During this time he met his wife, Susan, and they were married April 19, 1997. A brief nine months and three days later they were blessed with their first of four daughters. Gary graciously states he has four weddings and one funeral in his future (his own).
After trying to put God “on hold” from answering the call to vocational ministry he finally left the marketplace. He enrolled into Trinity Bible College/Seminary to obtain his pastoral ministries degree with an emphasis in Christian Leadership Development. While enrolled at Trinity he served a full-time ministerial internship which ultimately led to answering the call to partner with a fellow pastor in planting Timberline Church in Urbandale. Gary is passionate for his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, his wife, Susan, and their daughters. He is also passionate about sharing the Good News of Jesus with others, along with equipping and empowering God’s people for the work God has called them to do and for seeing healthy Gospel-centered churches being planted. In his spare time he loves to travel, ride his Harley, go boating and fishing with his family, go on dates with his wife, and “dating” his daughters – who he says are growing up too quickly. He also loves to read and enjoys being a lifetime learner. Gary, Susan and their girls reside in Urbandale.