Our Pastor

Rev. Cornelius Hubbard Sr.


9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (2 Cor 12:9)

.   Pastor Cornelius was appointed to Trinity AME as his first appointment  in August of 2023.and is humbled and honored to serve at such an historic corner of African Methodism.  Along side of Pastor Cornelius is his wife Rev. Stacey Hubbard and son Collin Hubbard.

Cornelius Hubbard Sr., born May 21, 1965, in Youngstown, Ohio, is the blessed husband of Sis Stacey Hubbard also an  ordained deacon on staff at Trinity AME Ridgely, MD. He is the father of 3 and grandfather of 3. Professionally he is a Data Scientist supporting the Deputy Secretary of the Army at the Pentagon. He holds a BA in Organizational Development from Loyola University Chicago, a Master of Information Systems from Robert Morris Graduate School Illinois, and a Master of Science in Analytics from the University of Chicago. He is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity from St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute. He has completed his 4th and final year of the Baltimore Area Conference’s Board of Examiners.

         Originally from Ohio, he and his family relocated to the Baltimore area 8 years ago from Chicago. The Hubbard family currently resides in Parkville, MD. Cornelius answered the call in 2013. Where he spent 3 years on staff at a Non-Denominational Church in Evanston, IL, outside of Chicago. Cornelius was ordained a licentiate deacon by the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 2021. Cornelius serves pastor of Trinity AME Ridgely, MD since August 20, 2023. Previously Rev Hubbard served at St. Stephens AME in Essex where he serves on the Trustee Board, Stewardship and Finance Commission, IT/Multimedia Ministry, Sons of Allen Men’s fellowship, and facilitated as the Men’s Sunday School Teacher

         Cornelius’ favorite scripture is 2 Corinthians 12:9. Whenever he feels inadequate, he is reminded that the LORD’s grace is sufficient, and that LORD’s strength is made perfect in weakness. Cornelius is a life-long learner, who has started a business helping churches and non-profits move to a cloud-based accounting and member management system. He is always striving to grow, while always recognizing how much he does not know. Thank God, His Grace is Sufficient!