The Hodge Family
Pastor Hodge and his wife Sonya were raised in preacher’s homes. Craig was saved at the age of eleven years. Sonya was 21 years old when she trusted Jesus Christ as her Savior. Immediately out of High School, Pastor Hodge attended Bible College in Crown Point, IN. After returning home he began the pursuit of a secular career in communications and consulting.
God blessed his career as he worked for the same company for 13 years. (It was during this time that Craig met and married Sonya Johanna Martin.) With experience, continued education and over time he rose to an executive management level within the company.
During those years, they were faithful to church attendance and active in the church ministries. Pastor & Sonya served together as: Sunday School Teachers, in the Bus Ministry and working with the Youth Group. Craig also served as a Deacon, Trustee and Missions Committee Member. In the fall of 1997 at an “Old-Fashioned Tent Meeting” in Rochester Hills, Michigan, at Rochester Hills Baptist Church, the Lord led the Hodge Family to surrender their lives to full-time ministry.
Since 1998, Craig has served as a Youth Pastor at Heritage Baptist Church in Fenton, MI, and as an Associate Pastor at Landmark Baptist Church of Downingtown, PA. Then working with Baptist Ambassadors to America Missionary Fellowship he served as a Missionary Pastor at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Churchville, MD, helping to strengthen and re-establish that work. Prior to rejoining Baptist Ambassador to America and planting Quarryville Baptist Church in 2008, he served as a full-time Pastor.
The Lord has blessed the Hodge Family with four sons. Their eldest son Daniel graduated in May (07) from the Crown College in Powell, TN. Daniel married his wife Sara in 2011 the Lord has blessed them with a daughter (Londyn Grace Hodge) born in October 2012. Daniel and his wife serve in full-time ministry at First Baptist Church of Caldwell, NJ and are now expecting their second child in August 2014. Their second oldest son Thomas lives and works in Maryland. Their third son Matthew graduated in May of 2012 from West Coast Baptist College in Lancaster, CA. He married his wife Rebekah in August of 2012. God has blessed them with a baby daughter as well, (Sonya Joy Hodge) born in September 2013. Matthew and Rebekah reside here in Quarryville and are both a wonderful blessing as they work with us at QBC. Pastor and Sonya's youngest son Ben is in the 12th Grade and a great blessing to his Mom and Dad.
Pastor and Sonya pray daily that their children will love and serve God as they have worked to teach and lead them to do. Pastor & Sonya are thankful for the privilege and opportunity to serve the Lord here in Quarryville, PA.