Pastor Wes Hodges grew up in Southern California, where he attended FBC Orange, CA. One night while preparing to go to sleep, he decided to pray. But it became clear to him that he had never asked Christ to forgive him of his sins and make Jesus his Lord and Savior. That night he prayed for Christ to forgive him and change his life. By the time he was in high school, he began leading Bible studies and became more and more convinced God was leading him to preach and teach. His passion for the church is for believers to grow in every way: To learn from Christ by developing their minds, to love like Christ by placing God first and treating others as good as they treat themselves, and to labor like Christ by making disciples. He pastored his first church in Utah. While helping another church in the area with their VBS, he met his wife Jennifer and they were married in 1994.
He moved to Texas and pastored churches in Corpus Christi and Kingsville while he taught English in public and private schools and finished his Master of Divinity at the Logsdon School of Theology at Hardin-Simmons University. In 2008, he planted a church in Utah before moving back to Texas and pastoring for the past 9 years at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Alice, Texas.
Wes and his wife Jennifer have two incredible daughters Emma (19), who is entering her third year of college as an education major, and Ellie (13), who enjoys art and computer games.
Pastor Wes is an avid reader, a struggling writer, and an average guitar player who loves music. He is a life-long Los Angeles Lakers fan. But his greatest passion is to see lives changed as they are transformed by the Christian message.