Lee entered full time ministry in 1967. Since that time he has ministered with churches in Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Germany. Lee has also participated and directed mission trips to Ghana, Nigeria and Chad. Lee was appointed to lead Hope Springs International in July of 2008
Lee Hodges, President
Associate Professor, David Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN
Chair of the Department of Bible and Ministry
George teaches courses in New Testament, Greek, and Faith & Culture. Dr. George said, “I believe in Hope Springs because it wonderfully combines two things that are often separated: teaching people about the Kingdom of God while at the same time helping them benefit from the in-breaking of the Kingdom in the here and now.”
Dr. George Goldman
Dr. Matthew Tincher
Emergency medicine specialist for TriStar Hospitals Nashville, TN
Barbara is married to Lee Hodges, President of Hope Springs International. Barbara works for Neurology Associates in Goodlettsville, TN.
Todd is Director of National Healthcare Corporation in Gallatin, TN. Todd says about Hope Springs, “I believe in Hope Springs because this is an organization totally dependent on God for leadership, and totally committed in service to God where ever He leads, regardless of the cost. Hope Springs consciously chooses to join God in His work where ever He leads, and where ever He extends the invitation to join Him. This organization is about empowering others to serve their families in their native country, city, village, community, etc. Hope Springs is a willing tool in the hands of God, to be used as He sees fit, to accomplish His plans, according to His will.
Dr. Stephanie Harding
Dr. Harding is a general dentist and owner of Long Hollow Dental in Goodlettsville TN. Stephanie has traveled to Dono Manga, Chad to provide dental care for the orphans sponsored by Hope Springs and her practice has sponsored the building of two clean water wells in both Chad and Nigeria. Dr Harding also sponsors one of the children in our orphan care program.
Dr. Stephanie Harding
Dr. Harding is a general dentist and owner of Long Hollow Dental in Goodlettsville TN. Stephanie has traveled to Dono Manga, Chad to provide dental care for the orphans sponsored by Hope Springs and her practice has sponsored the building of two clean water wells in both Chad and Nigeria.
Melissa is the Vice President of The Acappella Company and also the owner of Durant Studios where she produces, arranges, records and edits various forms of media from a cappella sining groups to bands to music videos, television shows and films. Melissa traveled to our compound Dono Manga, Chad in May of 2019 where she recorded and produced a short documentary highlighting the work Hope Springs is doing in that region.
Adjunct Professor Lipscomb University. Van is a graduate of Harding University Graduation School of Religion. His wife Patricia is Vice President at Citigroup, CitiMortgage and serves as our Treasurer.
Dr. Van and Patricia Gilbert
Rambi Ayala, Director of Operations for Africa
Rambi is a graduate of the Jos School of Biblical Studies in Jos, Nigeria. Rambi left a very successful ministery with the Church of Christ Kado to take his present position with Hope Springs International. He and his wife Asabe have four children and live in Gombe State, Nigeria from where he directs our work for all of Africa. In 2015 Rambi was elected to the Gombe House of Representative for Gombe State, Nigeria.
Deborah is Sr. Clinical Analyst, Front End EHR Strategy for Applied Clinilcal Informatics with HCA/Clinical Service Group. Deborah brings years of medical training and experience to our board. She also sponsors one of the children in our Orphan Care Program. Deborah is our Secretary of our Board.
Deborah Goins, MBS, BSHI, RN
Field Manager, Nigeria
John is a graduate of Columbia Law School and has been the City Attorney for the City of Hendersonville, Tennessee for over 36 years. His wife Elizabeth is a Nurse Practitioner with Cumberland Family Practice in Hendersonville, TN. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.
Attorney John and Elizabeth Bradley
Pierre is the son of an evangelist and grew up in Dono-Manga. He is a graduate of the Jos School of Biblical Studies in Jos, Nigeria, and has coordinated our work in Chad since Hope Springs International became involved in 2009. His wife oversees the feeding of 125 orphans in our orphan care program.