The Atlantic Conference is a network of Brethren in Christ congregations located in Delaware, New Jersey, and central and eastern Pennsylvania.
As part of the BIC U.S., we facilitate church planting, hiring and supporting local pastors, and developing ministry initiatives within the Atlantic Conference.
Meet Bishop Bryan Hoke
Bryan has been serving as bishop of the Atlantic Conference since 2015.
An active member of the Brethren in Christ U.S. since childhood, Bryan grew up in Pennsylvania. As a young adult wanting to impact the lives of others, he earned a bachelor’s degree in family studies from Messiah College and later a master of divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary.
Bryan has more than 15 years of pastoral experience spanning across three BIC conferences. His ministry includes stops in Lawrenceville, Ga., as a bi-vocational pastor; Carlisle, Pa., on the pastoral staff of a large congregation; and Hummelstown, Pa., as senior pastor of a nontraditional church. He has also served on numerous conference and denominational boards, including the Southeast Conference as treasurer and the Atlantic Conference as a representative on the Commission on Ministry and Doctrine.
Bryan lives just north of Hershey, Pa., with his wife, Kerry. They have three daughters, a son-in-law and a grand child spread across the country. He relaxes by playing and watching sports, working around the house, or grabbing the latest movie or series from Netflix. Much to the dismay of his friends, Bryan is a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan.
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