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.