About our pastor
On Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Founders Day Meeting of the 10th Episcopal District,,
Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, Presiding Prelate, appointed Reverend Kevin L. Hodge, to
serve as Pastor of Shiloh A.M.E. Church. Our new pastor comes to us from Clear Lake AME
Church with a vision to take our congregation “to the next level” of spiritual growth, church
construction, and church expansion.
Pastor Hodge came to the Texas Conference from the South Carolina Annual Conference. Pastor
Hodge was groomed by God in the Young People’s Department (YPD) of the A.M.E. Church at
his home church, Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, of Mullins South Carolina, where his mother, now
serves as pastor. He has held several offices in the YPD throughout his youth and was elected
Episcopal YPD President. God began calling him into the ministry while he was in college. He
answered God’s call during his junior year. He went on to be admitted to the South Carolina
Northeast Annual Conference at Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church, Darlington, South Carolina,
where his mother, Reverend Cynthia Vertell Brown, served as church pastor.
In an effort to give Pastor Hodge a well-rounded view of church leadership from both the male
and female perspective, Reverend Cynthia V. Brown put into operation a unique plan: for two
Sundays of each month, she kept Pastor Hodge at Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church to observe, to
study, to participate, and to learn; on the other two Sundays, she sent Pastor Hodge to be trained
by Reverend Ronnie Brailsford, Pastor of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Columbia, South Carolina
who is now a candidate for the Episcopacy. Reverend Hodge, also, received guidance from Rev.
Arthur S. Jones, former pastor of Third Street Bethel A.M.E. Church, Richmond, Virginia.
Pastor Hodge holds two degrees: An Associate Degree in Marketing from Florence-Darlington
Technical College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a
concentration in Accounting from Coker College. He is a Director of Student Accounts for a
college. On August 9th of 2008, Pastor Hodge married the love of his life, LaShawn Nashville
Hodge of Birmingham, Alabama. The Hodge’s have two children, son, Kevin Jadin Hodge, Jr.
and daughter, Hannah Noel Hodge. He is the son of late Harvey L. Hodge, Jr., and Reverend
Cynthia Vertell Brown. He has one brother, Attorney Marcus L. Woodson and is grandson of
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lee (deceased) and Joan Cooper Brown.
Pastor Hodge comes with a spirit to immerse himself in meeting the needs of his flock. Pastor
Hodge is a “people person.” No one is a stranger to him and he loves God and loves doing the