Psalms 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
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 University of 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. During this time period, he worked within the New Jerset State Migrant Program.
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. He was a professor at the WL Bonner College, located in Columbia, South Carolina and a former Assistant Pastor at Solomon's Temple in Detroit, Michigan. He maintains numerous high levels of responsibilities in the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. He serves as the Apostle over the Deapartment of Education; as well as the Apostle over Region III, which consists of four Diocese and forty-five churches. In July 2006, he was consecrated to the office as an Apostle during the International Convocation in Columbia, South Carolina. 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 does not limit his ministry to the church, he is currently serving on the Board of two non-profit organizations; A Greater Purpose and Guiding Light. He is also the author of the Morning Reflections which is a daily inspirational e-blast that reaches over 4,000 individuals.
Bishop Rubin is a devoted husband to Theresa Rubin, the father of three sons, and has six grandchildren. He continues to be an avid runner and enjoys spending time with his family.