A native of Chicago, Illinois, Pastor Hodges grew in his faith early by attending Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church. Pastor Hodges received his formal education at Morgan Park High School, Southern Illinois University, and the International Theological Seminary at Bradenton, Florida. Pastor Hodges is a graduate from Ashford University, BS Degree in Criminal Justice.
A former correctional officer for thirty-two years, Pastor Hodges worked his way up through the California Department of Corrections holding progressively more responsible positions such as Investigator and he retired as a Special Agent/Captain with the Special Service Unit-Office of Correctional Safety on September 1, 2008.
Pastor Hodges’ burning desire to be taught the uncompromising Word Of God, in a church without denominational restrictions, led him to New Creation Church. Upon joining New Creation in September 1993, Pastor Hodges’ heart to serve caused him to become a member of the Usher Board where he was then elected president from 1994 through 1996. He currently holds the position as spiritual advisor for the southeast San Diego Usher Board. Also, in 2001, Pastor Hodges was appointed Chaplain of the city of San Diego Police Department.