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The Rev. David Hodges to Preach on Day 1


The V. Rev. David Hodges, president of The Saint Francis Foundation in Salina, Kan., is the featured preacher March 31 on “Day 1” with host Peter Wallace, the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program also accessible online at

Hodges also serves as dean of Christ Episcopal Cathedral in the Diocese of Western Kansas. Earlier he served as rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem, N.C., and Holy Comforter in Charlotte, and as interim rector of St. Luke’s in Jacksonville, Ala. A graduate of Samford University, Hodges earned an M.S. in criminal justice from the University of Alabama and an M.Div. from the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Tex.

“Return as Far as You Can,” Hodges’ sermon for March 31, is based on the beloved parable of the Prodigal Son found in Luke 15.  “All of us feel separated or estranged at some point – from someone else, from ourselves, or from God,” he says. “Each of us experiences periods of desperately wanting and needing to be found; wanting and needing to know that we are loved, accepted, and looked for.”

The program includes interviews with Hodges conducted by Wallace, who is also executive producer. 

“Day 1” has been broadcast every week for more than 72 years, formerly as “The Protestant Hour.” Featuring outstanding preachers from the mainline denominations, “Day 1” is currently distributed to more than 200 radio stations across America and overseas. The program is produced by the Alliance for Christian Media, based in Atlanta, Ga. For more information, call toll free 888-411-Day-1 or check the program’s website,