Bishop Fred Rubin, pastor of Community Refuge Church in New Jersey, is a distinguished educator and military veteran. With degrees from Bowling Green State University and Trenton State College, he served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era. Over 18 years in the Freehold Regional High School District, Bishop Rubin held roles such as teacher, guidance counselor, and administrator. Ordained in 1974, he pastors Community Refuge Church and holds key positions in the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc., including International Recording Secretary. Married for 36 years, Bishop Rubin is a dedicated family man, runner, and contributor to daily reflections.
Fred Rubin from New Jersey
Apostle Fred Rubin is the pastor of Community Refuge Church in Manalapan,New Jersey. He is a graduate of Eastside High School in Paterson, New Jersey. Bishop Rubin went on to complete his Bachelor’s Degree in Sales Management at Bowling Green State University, a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Trenton State College (presently The College of New Jersey), and studied at the Universityof Hawaii. In addition, he served in the United States Army. His service in the army was during the Vietnam Era, in which he worked as an Occupational Therapy Assistant at the Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Prior to his entrance into the army, Bishop Rubin served one year as a V.I.S.T.A. (Volunteer In-Service To America) volunteer.
Locally, Bishop Rubin was employed for 18 years in the Freehold Regional High School District. He is a Certified Administrator, Principle, Counselor, and Teacher of the Handicapped in the state of New Jersey. He was a teacher and guidance counselor at Freehold Borough and Manalapan High schools. He formed and was the advisor to the “Black Awareness Club” at Manalapan High. Apart from the school system, he was the Community Housing Representative for Manalapan Township. During this time period, he worked within the New Jersey State Migrant Program.
Bishop Rubin has been pastoring Community Refuge Church since 1974 and maintains numerous high levels of responsibilities in the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. In August 2006, he was installed as an Apostle during the International Convocation in Columbia, South Carolina. He is currently a Registrar and Instructor at the W.L. Bonner College, and the Assistant Pastor of Solomon’s Temple Church in Detroit, Michigan. He also served as the Diocesan Bishop of the Ecclesiastical Diocese of New Jersey, Director of Development, and the coordinator of the "Lift Him Up Fellowship" conference that was held annually in East Brunswick,New Jersey for over 10 years.
Bishop Rubin is a devoted husband to Theresa Rubin, the f ather of three sons, and has six grandchildren. He continues to be an avid runner and enjoys spending time with his family.