Calvary Chapel St. Pete Official Statement On Danny Hodges Resignation

Pastor Danny has redacted his retirement announcement he made during the Easter Services. In light of his confession during the April 29 & 30 services, Danny has stepped down from all ministry to go through this healing/reconciliation process through a pastoral care ministry called Pastor Serve.

Who is Pastor Serve?

Pastor Serve is a pastoral care ministry that provides coaching and crisis support to churches in need. To learn more, please visit:

Is Danny returning to Calvary Chapel St. Petersburg?

For a time, Danny & Wendy will be away from Calvary Chapel St. Petersburg in order to begin the healing process. We want to see Danny Hodges return to fellowship when Pastor Serve, the Board of Directors and the Pastoral Staff feel Danny is ready to. Our desire is to see him healed before serving the church again in any capacity.

How long will this healing/reconciliation process last?

Pastor Serve will oversee this process as long as it takes and they estimate that this process could last up to a year. We want to see Danny healed and reconciled and are committed to however long this process takes.

Who will be the new Senior Pastor?

There are no immediate plans to appoint a new Senior Pastor. The Board of Directors and Pastoral Staff will seek the Lord during this time to put in place a plan to find a replacement.

Who will be taking over the teaching of services?

There will be a rotation of Pastors and Elders to teach during the services.

Who will be overseeing the church operations?

Our Pastoral Staff already oversee the church operations and everything will continue as usual.

When will more updates be made available?

The Board of Directors and Pastoral Staff will update our church family as decisions are prayerfully made in the coming weeks and months. Our intentions are to keep our church family as informed as possible.

Is Wendy Hodges stepping down from ministry?

Yes, Wendy Hodges is stepping down from Women in the Word as well as her responsibilities of overseeing women’s ministry. During this time, Wendy will also be ministered to by Pastor Serve.

Who will be overseeing Women’s Ministry in the future?

We are not immediately appointing Wendy’s replacement. All other Women’s Ministries will continue under their direct leaders.

What can our church family do for Danny & Wendy Hodges?

The church will support them financially through this healing/reconciliation process so they can focus on their relationship with the Lord. The best thing to do for Danny & Wendy Hodges is to keep them in your prayers (Eph. 6:18).

We understand this is difficult for our church family, therefore we have provided THREE ways for you to receive support and counsel from our Pastoral Staff:
1. TALK to a Pastor after every service.
2. EMAIL a Pastor at [email protected]
3. CALL a Pastor at 727-471-1198

First Retirement Announcement on Easter Sunday.

Recorded video announcement that later followed.

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16 Thoughts to “Calvary Chapel St. Pete Official Statement On Danny Hodges Resignation”

  1. Paul B

    Very concerned about this. Please pray for all concerned

  2. Why Pastor Danny is forced to confess something that he doesn’t have problem with anymore, he said he had a revival a year ago , this means he repented and God forgave him. How come now you are bringing this publicly? This is not biblical. You guys hurt him by doing this and now he needs to go and be healed. What a joke! Spiritually he is at the best place of his life and you are taking him out, probably because you he doesn’t agree with the New Calvary Policy. You better tell the truth!

    1. TRUTH

      The new calvary policy is not the reason. In fact, that will be what the other so called pastors will like you to think. It’s about the one coveting the pulpit and the otber 8 ( do we really need that amount of staff?)
      protecting their salaries. The cancer has spread!!!!
      Will not trust a word of their deception.

    2. Ray

      Did you miss the part where Danny said he continues to have a problem with pride? He mentions the decisions and relationships that he messed up. Hopefully the Holy Spirit will be renewed in his life. We all need renewal on a daily basis, but as the bible says church leaders should be held to a higher responsibility.

      1. S

        Yes but someone needs to explain then why Brian Brodersen, head of CCCM, who took over for Chuck Smith is still allowed in the he pulpit with a lawsuit filed against him yet Danny has to leave for up to a year for “pride”?? Hmmmm

    3. Carole A Collotty

      I totally agree with you!

  3. TRUTH

    Wow. Dave Dodge…Christ love compels us. He has sat in his comfy chair for so many years in his “dream job” while him and his wife enjoy their salaries from ccstpete and has never been compelled to speak truth compelled by God’s love.
    Sounds like RyannMar

    1. Watching the live stream. Pastor Art is speaking now. Calvary is not the same without Danny. Miss him so much!

    2. Sounds more like a PR session to me. Damage Control!

  4. jay

    Thanks for posting, i missed this announcement video. Definitely some kind of scandal going on.

  5. TRUTH

    And the deception and manipulation continues.
    Shall we ask how much Art was paid for his exit speech? Joe Seddio has no conviction as he sits there and keep signing checks for so many years #$$$$$$$$$

    1. nanci

      Did I miss something? I understand Art went to be a Pastor at another church. I feel he is a true Man of God!

  6. nanci

    Calvary chapel in Appleton, Wi is having the same problem BUT it has to do with the new rules and regulations about CCCM. They will not accept what is going on and withdrew from CCCM!!
    Lot’s of problems with this new leadership if you can call them that.

    1. I heard the opposite from pastor Danny during his 1st new ministry speech.

  7. Nanci

    Why can we not hear the second video on this site?

    1. What video are you referring to?

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