Harold at a Glance
B.S. - Eastern Tennessee State
M.Div. - Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Additional Study - Univ. Southern California
Harold Bullock is the founder and Senior Pastor of Hope Church, an innovative church in Fort Worth, Texas. Hope began in 1978 with a vision to help with planting churches in the major cities of the world. During the past 30 years people going out from Hope have planted more than sixty five churches. Hope is currently a congregation of about 1,000 in attendance.
Prior to Ministry
Harold grew up in northeast Tennessee. Planning to go into a chemistry career, he acquired a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics and chemistry from East Tennessee State University in 1967, followed by graduate studies in physical chemistry at ETSU. He then traveled to California to begin work on a Ph. D. in physical chemistry at the University of Southern California. Prior to entering vocational ministry, Harold worked as a research chemist, and taught chemistry at Pasadena College.
Harold began vocational ministry as Director of Student Ministries on staff for the Los Angeles Southern Baptist Association, starting Baptist Student Ministries on several campuses in the eastern LA region. It was there that he met and married Deborah.
In 1974 the Bullocks moved to Fort Worth to attend Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. They both graduated with a Master of Divinity degree in 1977. In January 1978, they began Hope Church and have grown it to a congregation of about 1,000. They have three children, and two grandchildren.
Since founding Hope Church, Harold has spoken at Urban Evangelism forums for the Southern Baptists as well as doing conferences for the Student Work Department of the Sunday School Board. He has also spoken at numerous church planting conferences and taught courses at Golden Gate Seminary, Midwestern Seminary, and New Orleans Seminary.
The Tarlain Adventures (an adventure series for children ages 6-12)
The Battle for the Worlds
The Crystal Castle
The Dragon of Raldan
Silver 4 (an action adventure for 6-8 graders)
Sharper Strokes: Living Smarter… Not Harder
The Faces of Folly Series
Fools and Follies: Biblical Patterns that Live Today
Self-Defeating Strategies: Roots of Life’s Problems
Reading God’s Lips: How to Recognize what God is Saying to You
What to Teach Your Kids
Heavens Forge: Poetic Reflections of Mid-Life
7 Weeks of Wisdom (a devotional companion to Sharper Strokes)
Life With Attitude: Daily Devotions on the Secrets of Teamwork
Other Ministry Highlights
State and National conferences for the Baptist Student Ministry
Contributor for the national Baptist Student Ministry magazine The Student
Author of materials for the Southern Baptist Sunday School Board
Urban Evangelism forums on creative approaches to ministry and church development in metropolitan areas
Speaker for Baptist Associations in New York City, Miami, Chicago, New Orleans, and Los Angeles
Taught classes at Golden Gate, New Orleans, Midwestern, and Southwestern Seminaries
Founding of the How Church Works and Wisdom Conferences
Founding of the Hope Global Network
Some of his books are used in college and seminary courses