Stephen P. Hood
President and CEO
Stephen joined Christian Community Action as President and CEO in June of 2018. For over 25 years, Stephen has led a diverse and successful career in the nonprofit sector. Through his career he has been driven with a passion to serve and help instill hope in the lives of others.
Prior to CCA, Stephen served as the Executive Director for the Wellness Center for Older Adults in Plano, Texas; building and delivering programs designed to address the unique and growing needs of the senior population.
Stephen served in a variety of senior leadership positions in faith-based organizations. With over 15 years at The Salvation Army, Stephen has served as a local pastor for congregations in Kentucky and administrative responsibilities in Washington, D.C., Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas. While in Texas, Stephen provided oversight at the DFW Command; focusing on 23 service centers, 360 employees with an operating budget of $54 million.
Stephen has also provided oversight for the Shelby Kennedy Foundation and the National Bible Bee and served as the Executive Director for Community Bible Study International, leading the organization to establish culturally relevant Bible Studies in 60 countries and 33 languages.
He has served as a consultant for other faith-based organizations in the area of fund-development, board development and building strong internal controls with fiscal reporting.
Stephen completed his undergraduate degree in business administration and accounting from Houghton College; his Master in Strategic Management from Indiana Wesleyan University, with a seminary diploma and officers’ commission from The Salvation Army’s Officers’ Training College.
Stephen has three children; Rebecca, Kathryn and Jonathan.