Pastor Kan’Dace Len Brock, LMSW, is a pastor, scholar, author, and CEO. Pastor Kan’Dace is Lead Pastor and Co-Founder of The Message Church, and Co-Founder of FGB Ministries, LLC, a preaching, teaching, and consulting ministry. She is also the Founder/CEO of Honey Be YOU, a ministry empowering, encouraging, and equipping women. Her Honey Be YOU Women’s Conference ministers to 200+ women annually in the city of San Antonio.
Pastor Kan’Dace is the only child of Cedric M. and Len V. Council. She is a native of San Antonio, Texas and a 2002 honors graduate of Converse Judson High School. Pastor Kan’Dace is also a proud 2007 alumnus of the University of Texas at Arlington, obtaining dual Bachelors degrees in Social Work and Sociology, respectively. While a track and field student-athlete at UTA, Pastor Kan’Dace was also a Ronald McNair Scholar and a member of Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society. A firm believer in higher education, Pastor Kan’Dace is a 2010 graduate of Norfolk State University’s nationally ranked Master of Clinical Social Work program, completing the program with a 3.8 GPA. Pastor Kan’Dace is a licensed master social worker (LMSW) in the state of Texas. She is currently completing coursework toward a Doctor of Ministry degree at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.
In 2011, Pastor Kan’Dace served as a case manager with the City of San Antonio Metro Health District’s Healthy Start program. In this capacity, she connected pregnant and postpartum women and families with resources throughout Bexar County. Pastor Kan’Dace also worked in Grand Rapids, Michigan as a Mental Health Specialist with the Kent County Head Start program. In this capacity, she conducted behavioral assessments on 3-5-year-olds and made recommendations for learning adaptations. In addition, Pastor Kan’Dace was a facilitator for the Grand Rapids Pregnancy Resource Center’s “Willing to Wait” program; a six-week curriculum for Christian parents focused on appropriate ways to talk to their children about sexual abstinence until marriage. She currently works as a therapist for two of the largest health systems in San Antonio, Texas, conducting mental health assessments and making recommendations for continued care.
A critically acclaimed writer, Pastor Kan’Dace is the co-author of the book, Can Jesus Get a Witness?: Sermons to Move You to Action. The book has received rave reviews from the scholarly community as an uplifting, practical Kingdom resource. She is currently working on her second book entitled, Honey Be You: A Devotional for Women, due to be released in 2018. Pastor Kan’Dace is also an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and serves in various capacities in the local community. From 2012 to 2013, she served as the Executive Director of The Promise of Hope, Incorporated, a 501c3 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While leading The Promise Hope, Inc., new vision and mission statements were adopted, and a partnership was formed with a local elementary school in which The Promise of Hope facilitated an after-school program for 1st through 3rd-grade students. The goal of the program was to increase literacy and overall student performance. Whether preaching, teaching, or consulting with ministries, Pastor Kan’Dace is known for her infectious smile, tenacious work ethic, and spirit of excellence.
From October 2015 – September 2017, Pastor Kan’Dace co-pastored the Joint-Base San Antonio Lackland Gospel Service, ministering weekly to 200+ families. In the years ahead, Pastor Kan’Dace plans to obtain credentials to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Her goal is to open a private practice that provides assistance to families in domestic crisis. Pastor Kan’Dace is married to Dr. Fredricc Gerard Brock. Together, they have been blessed with one child, Zoë Aaliyah. Pastor Kan’Dace’s life verse is found in Luke 1:37, “For with God nothing is impossible.”