Roy grew up in New Orleans, La., as one of five 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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.