The board of directors of Christian Community Action are pleased to introduce Stephen P. Hood as the new President and CEO of the organization. Hood joined CCA in June of this year and replaces Chasz Parker, who resigned in January.
For more than 25 years, Hood has led a diverse and successful career in the non-profit sector. Through his career he has been driven with a passion to serve and help instill hope in the lives of others. Prior to being named as President and CEO for CCA, Hood served as the executive director for the Wellness Center for Older Adults in Plano, where he built and delivered programs designed to address the unique and growing needs of the senior population.
Hood has served in a variety of senior leadership positions in faith-based organizations. With more than 15 years at The Salvation Army, Hood served as a local pastor for congregations in Kentucky and administrative responsibilities in Washington D.C., Fort Lauderdale, Florida and DFW. While in Texas, Hood oversaw the DFW Command, which consists of 23 service centers and 360 employees with an operating budget of $54 million.
Hood has also overseen 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.
Hood completed his undergraduate degree in business administration and accounting from Houghton College and his master’s in strategic management from Indiana Wesleyan University, with a seminary diploma and officers’ commission from The Salvation Army’s Officers’ Training College. Hood has three children.