About Joel Hancock

Carteret County Office
1624 Live Oak St
Beaufort, NC 28516

My professional philosophy is summed up in the motto I include on my business cards, "When you see me, don't think of insurance, but when you think of insurance, see me!" I have tried to be a contributing member of the community, volunteering time and resources to my church, community, and schools. I hope that my clients will think of me first as their friend and neighbor, and only after that as their insurance agent.


  • Served as President of the Kinston, NC Stake (Diocese) of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Author of "Strengthened by the Storm", an award winning study of local history in Carteret County
  • Former member and chairman of the Carteret County Board of Education
  • Former Teacher and Coach at Greenville Rose High School and East Carteret High School (Beaufort, NC)


  • BA (1974) and MA (1975) in History from East Carolina University