The Community Refuge Church of Christ can be traced to the basement of the home of Mother Lila Stevenson, effectionately known now as the "yellow house", where she began and faithfully conducted Sunday School. Support came to her from both Elder Asbury Henson, the late Pastor of the Freehold Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and Bishop Robert Grayer, the late Diocesan Bishop of New Jersey. The church itself was established in August 1969 with Elder Horachus Perry appointed as Pastor. Elder Perry served two years as did his successor, Elder Abraham Dash who is now deceased. In 1973, Bishop Grayer served in this capacity. One year later, he appointed our present shepherd, Apostle Fred Rubin.