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Rocky Hovda​

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I'm Rocky Hovda, and I'm the Director of Next Gen Ministries at FCC.  I was born and raised in the Twin Cities. I have one older sister, Kim, who lives in Southern MN.


I grew up in the Conservative Baptist Church which is not very different than the Covenant. I began working as a Youth Pastor in the Covenant in 1997 at Community Covenant in Upsala MN and moved to Willmar MN in 2008 to join the family here at First Covenant.


Ministry has always been a part of my life from AWANA growing up, to youth group to camping at Camp Lebanon through my senior year of High School and also working there over the course of 18 years (mostly summers).   God has had a plan for me to do ministry my entire life, and I am excited to be doing it with him at my side!


You might catch me out and about playing ultimate frisbee or disc golf during the summer, or playing broomball during the winter. I love movies and video games as well, Mario and I go way back!

Paul is my biblical hero, his life truly shows how God can use anyone to do his work. God is good, all the time...and all the time, God is good!


Isaiah 40:31 "Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles; The shall run and not get tired, they shall walk and not become weary."