Pastor Danny Hodges

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Pastor Danny Hodges
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Pastor Danny Hodges:

Danny Hodges has served as Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel St. Petersburg in Florida since 1984.


As a recent graduate of Liberty University (formerly Liberty Baptist College) with a bachelor’s degree in youth ministry and a desire to start a middle school ministry in a small young church, Danny joined the staff of Calvary Chapel in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1983. God had different plans and within a year Danny was asked to fill a vacancy as Senior Pastor.

Personal Challenge:

From an intensified study of Scripture in that new role, Danny was personally challenged in three areas. First, he came to the conviction that the Bible teaches all spiritual gifts are available to believers today. Next, he became personally motivated to begin teaching verse-by-verse, book-by-book through the entire Word of God. He was also challenged to place greater emphasis on praise and worship so that believers could openly express their adoration to God and prepare their hearts to receive His Word.

Calvary Chapel:

In 1987 Danny was led to join the fellowship of Calvary Chapels (a non-denominational movement founded by Pastor Chuck Smith of Costa Mesa, California in the late 60’s) where he found common ground among pastors who upheld these same convictions. Since that time Calvary Chapel St. Petersburg has steadily grown under the faithful, uncompromising teaching of Pastor Danny. His genuine sense of realness, disarming transparency, and humorous down-to-earth style have become the trademarks of this expository teacher.


Pastor Danny and his wife, Wendy, have been married since 1986 and have four children, Tanner, Hayden, Jairus, and Audra.

More Information:

For more information about the ministry of Calvary Chapel St. Petersburg, visit their Web site at