Bill R. Hancock, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer

With over 25 years of leadership and public policy experience, Bill R. Hancock is uniquely qualified to help FaithBridge Foster Care fulfill its mission of changing foster care in the United States. Prior to founding FaithBridge (originally named Cornerstone Family Services), Hancock was executive director of Mountain Top Boys' Home, a home for young men ages 14-17. There, he implemented a five-year revitalization plan that completed the construction of a $1 million residential group home facility, doubled service capacity and balanced the annual operating budget.

Before joining Mountain Top, Hancock served as executive pastor of Evangel Temple Assembly Of God in Columbus, GA where he maintained an active foster care advocacy and consultant role. During his tenure, he organized Georgia's first Child Placement Conference for Georgia's child welfare professionals that is the largest annual professional conference in Georgia. Hancock also held a founding executive director position at Carpenter's Way Ranch, a Christian children's home, where he managed all aspects of daily operations and development of the fifty-acre campus to serve more than 24 children in a family-centered practice.

Hancock has been the recipient of numerous recognitions and awards, including a gubernatorial appointment to Georgia's Policy Council for Children and Families and the Georgia Association of Homes and Services for Children's Gail Bayes Visionary Leadership for Children and Families Award in 1998. He and his wife Elaine live in suburban Atlanta with their three children.