The Rev. Dr. T.D. Skip Hodges is a missionary of the General Board of Global Ministries assigned as a pastor and chaplain with the Evangelical Methodist Church of Argentina.
Formerly in Bolivia, in early 2014 he became pastor of Methodist congregations in Mendoza and San Juan, Argentina; chaplain of the Alberto Schweitzer School in Mendoza; and also coordinator of Volunteer-in-Mission (VIM) teams in Argentina. The Methodist-related elementary and secondary school, established in 1962, emphasizes the “reverence for life” philosophy of the humanitarian and scholar for which it is named.
The Argentine Methodist Church has some 100 congregations throughout the country and is in need of new ordained pastors. An effort is also underway to increase and coordinate VIM services. Skip was in charge of VIM work in Bolivia for three years.
Born in Hereford, Texas, Skip attended McMurry College (now University) in Abilene, receiving his B.A. in 1988. He went on to attend Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky, graduating in 1992, and then received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio, in 2009.
Skip is a clergy member of the New Mexico Annual Conference, and served as a pastor of five United Methodist charges in New Mexico, Northwest Texas, and Kentucky over a 20-year period. Earlier, he was engaged in television production, and has been a certified emergency medical technician and volunteer firefighter.
“I can’t remember a time in my life that the Gospel message wasn’t there,” Skip says. “My mother always made sure we were in church, and her living the faith before us was foundational. I received my call into ministry at church camp when I was 12 years old….In the last couple of years I have sensed a change in that call that has led me to seek the role of a full-time missionary with Global Ministries.” Mission trips were also pivotal in his Christian formation. He has a deep love for pastoral ministry.
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