Dr. Donald R. Hubbard, 90, went home to be with the Lord on December 18, 2020. Dr. Hubbard was born into a committed Christian home and trusted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior as a boy and was called into the ministry while attending Miami University of Ohio, where he graduated with honors and met his future wife Joy.
Dr. Hubbard was a graduate of Northern Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois, and was awarded the Doctor of Divinity by Trinity College of New Port Richey, Florida.
Dr. Hubbard served as pastor of various churches, most notably as the Pastor of Berachah Church in Cheltenham, PA; Senior Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in New York City, where he was the radio voice of the “Calvary Hour” heard throughout the metropolitan New York area as well as in Africa over ELWA in Liberia. Dr. Hubbard was also Senior Pastor of Boca Raton Community Church, home to Bibletown Ministries, in Boca Raton, Florida.
During his time as a local pastor, Dr. Hubbard believed God was calling him to minister within Bible Conferences; teach in Bible Institutes and colleges; and assist in equipping and training of pastors and church leaders across the United States and overseas to preach and teach the Gospel of Christ.
Dr. Hubbard, greatly interested in missions, stepped aside from the active pastorate to pursue God’s continual calling. Dr. Hubbard had served on the boards of several large faith missions. His wider speaking ministry had taken him, and his wife Joy, to over 80 countries as well as to numerous Bible Conferences.
In his later years Dr. Hubbard’s health caused him to give up travel and his mission ministry. He returned to his roots, filling the pulpit on a temporary basis for local churches. In Dr. Hubbard’s humility no church or Bible Conference was too small for him to spread the Word of God. He spent his life reading and studying the Bible and was truly a man of God. We rejoice and are comforted in knowing he is with his Heavenly Father.
Dr. Hubbard is survived by his wife, Joy, four children: Rebecca (Robert) Hayes, Richard (Lori) Hubbard, Robin (Ross) Cameron, and Randi (Walter) Waldvogel; eight grandchildren (remembering one who is waiting to greet him in Heaven); and 6 great-grandchildren.
A Private family interment will be held on January 5, 2021 at the Boca Raton Mausoleum. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a date and time to be determined. This website will be updated when dates and times become available.
The family requests donations to these ministries in lieu of flowers: