Chris Hodges Bio
Chris Hodges is founding and senior pastor of Church of the Highlands with campuses all across the state of Alabama.
Since it began in 2001, Church of the Highlands has grown to average more than 38,000 people attending each weekend and is known for its life-giving culture and focus on leading people to an intimate relationship with God.
Chris has a deep passion for developing leaders and planting life-giving churches. He co-founded ARC (Association of Related Churches) in 2001, which has launched hundreds of churches all across the USA. He also founded GROW, a one-of-a-kind experience specializing in training and resourcing pastors and churches to help them break barriers and reach their growth potential. Chris is also the founder and President of the Highlands College, a ministry training school that trains and launches students into full-time ministry careers.
He was born on June 21, 1964 and entered the ministry in 1984 as a youth pastor at Bethany World Prayer Center outside Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Hodges married the former Tammy Hornsby in 1986. A year later the couple moved to Colorado Springs where Chris served as youth pastor and senior associate pastor for the New Life Church. He returned to the Bethany World Prayer Center in 1994 as associate pastor. While there he hosted a daily televison program called “Lifeline”.
Hodges relocated to Birmingham in 2000 with the express purpose of founding a new church. He organized the Association of Related Churches, a non-profit involved in church development and began recruiting leaders for the new Church of the Highlands. The first service was held in February 2001 at Mountain Brook High School’s auditorium. The church became one of the fastest-growing congregations in the country and constructed its own campus in 2007.
Chris Hodges Age
He was born on June 21, 1964.
Chris Hodges Family – Chris Hodges Wife
Chris and his wife Tammy have five children and live in Birmingham, Alabama, where Church of the Highlands began. He speaks at conferences worldwide and is the author of Fresh Air and Four Cups.
Chris Hodges Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $900,000. This has majorly come from his preaching career
Chris Hodges Salary
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Chris Hodges Books
- Fresh Air: What Happens When You Discover the Powerful Secrets of a God-Breathed Life
- Four Cups Participant’s Guide: God’s Timeless Promises for a Life of Fulfillment
- Sustainable Facility Management – The Facility Manager’s Guide to Optimizing Building
- Cuatro Copas=four Cups: Promesas Eternas de Dios Para Vivir En Plenitud
- The Daniel Dilemma Study Guide: How to Stand Firm and Love Well in a Culture of Compromise
- Fresh Air: Trading Stale Spiritual Obligation for a Life-Altering, Energizing, Experience-It-Everyday Relationship with God
- Fresh Air Group Experience Participant’s Guide: Trading Stale Spiritual Obligation for a Life-Altering, Energizing, Experience-It-Everyday Relationship with God
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Fresh Air Chris Hodges
This powerful curriculum, based on the debut book from pastor Chris Hodges, will revive your spirit and show you how to be fueled by God like never before. You’ll not only be refreshed in spirit yourself; you’ll discover how to create a life-giving environment of freedom and joyful purpose around you, and experience what it means to live an “I get to,” not an “I’ve got to,” kind of life every day.
Four Cups Chris Hodges
The God of the universe has made you some big promises. He made them first in the Old Testament, and they remain at the core of his heart and have never changed.
Four Cups refers to the four cups that Jews drink in the Passover Seder and their meaning both for the ancient Israelites as well as modern Christians today. It is hard to imagine a more appropriate book being written for the Passover season by a mainstream Christian who comes so close to recognizing the continuing validity of the Sabbath and biblical Holy Days existing, but this book is superb in that it takes the Bible seriously and avoids the contradiction between law and grace that marks so much of evangelical discourse.
The book is primarily focused on God’s gracious deliverance and freedom, but it recognizes (quite accurately) that having been delivered from slavery to sin that God’s Spirit within us that enables us and encourages us in behaving righteously. Aside from some minor quibbles about the author’s tripartite division of mankind as an analogue to a nonexistent Trinity and his calling Passover a cultural tradition as opposed to a divine appointment, there is very little to criticize in this book.
Chris Hodges Quotes
- “We usually expect too much from people. Often we judge them based on their actions even as we judge ourselves based on our intentions.”
- “The problem with baggage is that it affects other people’s trips.”
- “Temptation is a test of your relationship, not your self-control.”
- “Paul was focusing on what was happening in him, not to him. Likewise, we can be sure that when something is happening to us, God is doing something in us–something that will shape us for eternity.”
- “You can’t make a difference unless you are different.”
- “Sometimes it seems safer to have just enough God to get to heaven, but not so much that he radically alters our lives.”
- “There seems to be something in our human nature that draws us away from a life-giving relationship with Jesus because it feels more comfortable to focus on what to do and not do. That tendency robs us of real joy and peace.”
- “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).”
- “Here’s the real secret: you can fulfill the commands of the Bible better by falling in love with God than by trying to obey him. It’s not that your obedience isn’t significant or relevant; it’s simply not the center of the wheel. No, the hub of your life is your relationship with God. Your behavior and obedience radiate like spokes from the center of your life and allow you to roll forward. When you try to make your eternal behavior the hub on which you turn, you get stuck. Forward motion must be fueled by love.”
- “Worship is love expressed.”
- “If religions have one thing in common, it’s that they require us to do something to get to God. All except Christianity. So many people, including many Christians, believe that God requires us to make changes before we can approach him. But that’s not true. We don’t get our lives together in order to get to God. We go to God to get our lives together! So what are we supposed to do? The answer is in God’s first cup of promise. He said, “I will bring you out.”
- “When people confront the past—their sins, wounds, and curses—they experience amazing joy, freedom, and spiritual growth. They move from just the assurance of their salvation to an experience of divine deliverance.”
- “God wants his power in every person’s life. He loves taking ordinary people and using them to do extraordinary things. It didn’t take long, however, for Christians to make ministry a profession and hire a few folks to lead their churches. They called these people clergy and soon the rest of the body of Christ sat passively on the sidelines and watched. They could be part of a “church” without any real sacrifice or personal commitment to the well-being of the community.”
- “I praise your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness; for your promises are backed by all the honor of your name. PSALM 138:2”
- “Probably one of the most surprising discoveries I’ve made while studying the Bible is that God does not condone religion. It’s a consistent theme throughout scripture. Religion is man’s external effort to please God. But God doesn’t care about all my efforts to get it right. He wants more, something far greater.”
- “Because of our selfishness and inclination toward personal comfort and convenience, we’d rather not have to deal with constant change and uncertainty. We have difficulty reconciling the goodness of God with the mystery of his ways.”
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If you live In Alabama, then I’m sure you’ve heard of Church of the Highlands. If you’re new to Alabama, then you should totally visit! The greatest thing about this church is not how they have fifteen locations across the state (and working on their 16th!) or how they only have a mid week worship service on the first Wednesday of every month, but it’s how alive the presence of God is felt throughout every building, as well the relevant and understanding message Pastor Chris Hodges preaches week after week. I just started going in the Shoals campus, which just opened in February. And to be honest, it doesn’t feel like we’re going to church in a hotel conference center! Along with these ten facts, I encourage you to visit Church of the Highlands this weekend at whichever location is convenient for you.
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Here are 10 facts about of Church of Highlands I thought you should know
1). The original location is in East Birmingham on Grants Mill Road
2). Pastor Chris Hodges and his family are from Louisiana
3). Some of their locations have five worship services on Sunday
4). They have small groups that literally meet throughout the state of Alabama
5). The Chapel campus is actually a part of the Grants Mill campus.
6). The Growth Track has four steps
7). They just celebrated their sixteenth anniversary as a church
8). The worship team writes their own songs
9). The online campus is convenient if you work on Sundays
10). The McCalla campus is coming soon
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Chris Hodges Son Michael Hodges out as Greystone pastor
Updated: Oct 6, 2017
Michael Hodges, son of the founder of Alabama’s largest church, is no longer pastor of the Greystone branch campus of the Church of the Highlands, which has 15 branch campuses that have more than 40,000 in attendance every week.
Founder and Senior Pastor Chris Hodges, speaking at the ReCreate Women’s Conference at the church on Sept. 30, mentioned that his son had a moral failing and was no longer the Greystone pastor. He gave no further details. He released his new book, “The Daniel Dilemma: How to Stand Firm & Love Well in a Culture of Compromise,” at the women’s conference.
All references to Michael Hodges were removed from the church’s web site in September and his social media accounts were deactivated. Since Sept. 25, Charles Kelly has been listed on the church web site as the pastor of the Greystone campus.
Michael Hodges had previously held the position as Greystone pastor, and had been on the church staff since 2015 with other titles including director of ministry partnership and placement, and as a member of the Highlands College Team, which teaches students at the church’s ministry training program.
The church has not responded to a request for a statement on the status of Michael Hodges, or announced whether he will be reinstated to the church staff.