Dr. Devale A. Hodge, a native of Buffalo, New York, is the Senior Pastor of Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ in Norwalk, Connecticut. He completed his Bachelors of Science in Religion, Master of Divinity in Pastoral Counseling, and the Doctor of Ministry at Liberty University School of Divinity. His dissertation was entitled Toward Transformative Christian Education that facilitates Spiritual Formation at Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ.
Dr. Hodge has an extensive background in case management, hospice chaplaincy, and education. He completed Unit I of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) in Shakopee, Minnesota and is presently a Chaplain Resident at Yale New Haven Health Bridgeport Hospital; completing Unit II of CPE. Dr. Hodge served as a Community Long Range Planning Commissioner for the City of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Dr. Hodge is also the Vice Chairman of the Ordination Board for the New York Eastern First Jurisdiction Church of God in Christ.
According to the sovereignty of God, Dr. Hodge, after more than 20 years of ministry, was selected to serve as the pastor of Miracle Temple in February 2021 and was appointed as the Pastor by the Honorable Bishop James Pullings, Jr., Prelate of the Eastern New York First Jurisdiction Church of God in Christ on May 22, 2021. He is married to the lovely Lady Tiffany Hodge.