Ministry Staff

  • Mark Hodges

    Preaching Minister

    Joined the ministry in Long Beach in Spring of 2005 having moved here from West Palm Beach, FL. Been in full time ministry since 1976 ministering in the states of Ohio, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Florida before coming to Long Beach. Graduated from the Sunset School Of Preaching (Currently, Sunset International Bible Institute), in Lubbock, TX. 

    Grew up in Middle Tennessee in a Christian family which was heavily involved in the Greenbrier Church of Christ, in the small town of Greenbrier.. 

    Married since early 1973 to wife Vicki, an amazing partner and also a wonderful mother to our three daughters. The immediate family has since grown to fourteen which includes eight grandchildren.

    Personal interest pretty much revolve around family with a football game or two thrown in.

    Ministry is at the heart of life and the process of becoming more like Jesus is the forever journey. 

  • Donovan Rillion

    Youth and Young Adult Minister

    Donovan and his wife, Eliza, have been serving with the Long Beach church of Christ since January 2020.

    Donovan is a native of Long Beach and grew up at the Long Beach church of Christ. He is currently pursuing a degree in Youth and Family Ministry(w/ minor in Counseling Psychology).Donovan has come back to Long Beach, after previously serving for 2 years as a Youth and Family Minister in Lagrange, GA. 

    Donovan is dedicated to serving the youth and young Christians in the Long Beach area. Outside of ministry, he is a fan of his wife Eliza and all things LSU. He also loves making music, being in the outdoors, and playing any sport. 


  • Brenda Chapman