Steven grew up in a Christian home going to church and was saved in a revival service at 8 years old. He surrendered to God's call to full time ministry at camp just before high school. He graduated from Pensacola Christian College with a bachelor's degree in Pastoral Ministry in 2000, and completed a Master of Ministry at Virginia Baptist College in 2007. Since 2000, he has served full time in large and small churches as well as urban and rural churches in Ohio and Virginia as youth, associate, & education pastor. Steven and Rebecca were married in 2000 and have 4 boys. In 2015, God called the Hodges family to move to the Galion area, where Steven became senior pastor at Gospel Baptist.
Steven & Rebecca have a great passion for discipling other couples and coaching young families. Steven loves coffee, hunting, & reading. Rebecca loves gardening and homeschooling their boys. Their children all love legos, swimming, and eating!