New City South Staff

Roy Hubbard

Lead Pastor

Roy grew up in New Orleans, La., as one of 5 children. From there he attended Louisiana State University where he earned a degree in Elementary Education. While at LSU, he was involved with several campus ministries, including Reformed University Fellowship (RUF). After graduating college and serving as a teacher, in July of 2005 he began the Masters of Divinity degree at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Miss. While in seminary, Roy married Emily Chapman of Starkville, Miss. After seminary Roy went on to start an RUF chapter at Alabama A&M, a historically black university, and served with Emily on that campus for five and a half years. Roy initially joined the staff of New City South in 2016, serving as Associate Pastor. In 2020 the congregation called Roy to become Lead Pastor. The Hubbards have 4 children, Iris, Jonas, Clive, and Lois. Roy describes himself as “spoiled” by growing up in New Orleans where he saw so many different types of people in close community and fellowship with one another. His family moved several times during his childhood within the city of New Orleans. One constant was his mother and the New St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church to which she linked her life and the lives of her children. Roy says that he remembers wondering what was different about his mom in contrast to some of the challenges and tensions he saw in the community around him. “It’s her faith,” he concluded. This anchoring in Jesus was attractive to him and he professed his faith in Christ at a young age. Roy says that the core values of New City Fellowship put into words his “natural bent and inclinations in Christ.” They were drawn to New City South with a desire to bless the church and live out the gospel in a multicultural setting with people from a wide range in ages, socio-economic classes, educational backgrounds, life experiences, and ethnicities. Roy loves hanging out with people and has TOO MANY interests (basketball, reading, sports, swimming, video games, fishing, music, culture, food, history, movies, art, all-things-New-Orleans, etc. etc.), so feel free to track him down and spend some time with him.

Contact Roy at 314-762-9915 ext. 225 or

Thurman Williams

Interim Teaching Pastor

Thurman currently serves as the Pastor of New City Fellowship – West End, a church plant and new site of New City Fellowship in St. Louis. The church began holding public worship services in May of 2019. He previously served as the Associate Pastor of Grace and Peace Fellowship in St. Louis, Mo., from 2013 to 2018. Prior to moving to St. Louis in July of 2013, he was the Pastor of New Song Community Church in the Sandtown community of inner-city Baltimore, Md., beginning in February of 2000. Prior to that, he served as the Minister of Outreach and Youth at Faith Christian Fellowship Church, also in the city of Baltimore, for 5 years while completing a Masters of Divinity at Chesapeake Theological Seminary. Thurman completed a Doctor of Ministry degree at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis in 2011, with his dissertation entitled, "Christ-Centered Preaching in Hip Hop Culture." Before serving at Faith, he was on staff for four years with the ministry of Young Life. Thurman has been married to his lovely wife, Evie, for more than 20 years and they have been blessed with four beautiful children, Charvez, Shaquana, Joshua, and Caleb. Thurman currently serves as the Chairman of the Mission to North America for the Presbyterian Church in America. He also serves on the Missouri Presbytery’s Credentials Committee and on the Reconciliation and Kingdom Justice Committee and as an Adjunct Professor of Homiletics and City Ministry at Covenant Seminary.

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Eileen O’Gorman

Director of Operations and Community Care

Eileen first became part of New City Fellowship in St. Louis before New City South began. She then relocated to Arizona and served with Food for the Hungry, an international relief and development organization. When returning to St. Louis, New City South quickly became her church home. Her professional background is in Marketing Communication, Project Management, and Non-Profit Leadership. She holds a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary.

Contact Eileen at 314-762-9915 ext. 221 or

Kristen Flores

Director of Firm Foundation Tutoring

Kristen Flores came to Christ through Sunday School in her home state of New Jersey, and she is thrilled to now share the love of Jesus with kids from many different backgrounds here in St. Louis. In 2009, Kristen moved to St. Louis to pursue a masters degree in Religion and Culture at Covenant Seminary, however she did not expect to stay. She began working part-time with Children's Ministry at New City South in 2010, added Firm Foundation Tutoring to the mix in 2012, met her husband (Dominic) that same year, and now St. Louis is home (though she could do without St. Louis-style pizza). In 2020 Kristen became the Director of Firm Foundation tutoring for both tutoring sites (West End and South City). For the time being she also continues to coordinate tutoring in at New City South. Kristen enjoys spending time with Dominic (mostly eating his cooking and laughing at their cat), traveling (she's lived in London and Uganda), reading (especially for book club), and acting (she's trying to make use of a rusty B.A. in Theatre).

Contact Kristen at 314-278-6960 or

Angela Finan

Kingdom Kids Children's Ministry Director

Angela has served on the staff of New City South since February of 2016, beginning as Nursery Director. She loves working with Kingdom Kids because of the honesty, intensity, and silliness with which they engage life. She enjoys their earnest observations and questions about God and the world around them, reminders to her that no one is too young for the Kingdom. As a mama of two beautiful Kingdom Kids, Angela spends her days reading story books, getting knock-down hugs, and hunting down the best St. Louis playgrounds. After bedtime, she enjoys reading (non-picture books) and talking to grown-ups, namely her husband, Casey. She references Isaiah 41:9-10 as a reminder that she is safe in the hand of the Almighty God.

Contact Angela at 314-762-9915 or