Pastor Dave Hubbartt was born the grandson of a pastor in Illinois and became a pastor's kid when his family moved to Florida and his father
became a pastor. Initially
not wanting to follow in his grandfather's or father’s footsteps, he studied pre-medicine, but after volunteering for Fellowship of
Christian Athletes while in college, he sensed God's call on his life and
changed his major from biology to Bible. He started his ministry career in 1988. After spending eleven years working in youth and
worship ministries around Philadelphia, PA, he moved back to the Tampa Bay area
to be closer to family and worked with two local crisis pregnancy center
In 2008 Dave
and his family started attending First Reformed Church of Tampa, and in 2013 Dave was called to be a pastor here.
Since then, his
passion for Christ and people, solid practical biblical teaching, and untiring
service for the Lord have blessed this congregation.
Pastor Dave’s faith and trust in God have been
and still are greatly motivated by his parents; who continue to serve in
the ministry. Dave is also inspired by
his wife and calls her his hero describing her as a woman of deep faith and
passion for Christ, a powerful prayer warrior, and a heroic "overcomer". Along
with spending time with his wife and three children, Pastor Dave enjoys
reading, cooking, bird watching, traveling, entertaining, and working in
his yard. Dave’s favorite Bible verse is
John 3:30, "He must increase, but I must decrease." (ESV) We
invite you to come and meet Pastor Dave!