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Meet Our Pastor 
Rev. Nailah Sharon Denise Hubbard


Pastor Nailah Hubbard was born in Los Angeles, California.  She has served faithfully throughout the AME Zion California Conference and was appointed as Pastor of First Church San Jose in May 2021. Pastor Hubbard is well prepared for this assignment, as she follows in the giant footsteps of her father, Rev. Frederick Hubbard who also pastored First Church in years past.


Nailah Sharon Denise Hubbard has an insatiable thirst for knowledge as can be seen from her list of academic accomplishments. She is currently pursuing her PhD and has received degrees in the following areas of study: 

  • Bachelor of Science in Ethnic Studies with a minor in Chemistry and Biology from San Francisco State University 

  • Master of Arts degree in Biblical Archaeology

  • Bachelor of Science in Theology and a minor in Systematic Theology and Christian Leadership

In her past time, Pastor Hubbard  loves spending time reading, antiquing and entertaining friends and family.

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