I am the Pastor of Mattituck Presbyterian Church in Long Island, New York. I started at Mattituck, June of 2021, and come to Long Island after three years of working on a new church development in South Carolina. (See my full bio, below)
I write about:
- Devotionals (Devos), because I believe they are one of the best ways for followers of Jesus, to “let the Word of Christ dwell in (us) richly” (Colossians 3:16), so that we can “become mature, attaining the whole measure of the fulness of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:13).
- Family and Marriage, because I’m a husband and father, and I love to see families thrive and be faithful.
- Leadership, because I have led as a pastor in several different capacities: Family, Youth, Assistant, Church Planter, and now Head of Staff. I love to see people faithfully serve their families, businesses, and communities.
- Culture, because I love movies, T.V. shows, books, and music, and I believe these dramatically (pun intended…) effect the kind of people we become.
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And this is my YouTube channel (a work in progress…), where I offer Biblical teaching and commentary, devotions, messages, and prayer: Rev. James F. Cubie
I grew up on Capitol Hill, in Washington D.C.. My Dad worked in the Senate, and my Mom taught at Howard University.
I went to the College of Wooster, in Ohio, where I met my wife, Tara. We have two lovely, amazing children – a teenager and a kindergartner!
In my senior year of College (1999), I gave my life to Jesus, and joined a Presbyterian Church soon after!
I went to Union Theological Seminary (NYC) in order to become a professor (my mother and grandfather were professors), but discovered soon after arriving that I wanted to serve the church as a pastor. I did postgraduate work in theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, and began serving “on the ground”, in churches in 2008.
From 2011-18, I was a member of the Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington, which specializes in adult Christian education through classes and retreats.
I currently serve on the board for The Fellowship Community.
The title of this blog comes from 1 Corinthians 3:10-15 where Paul speaks about building our life together on Jesus Christ, the one foundation that will last – that will stand – when it is tested by “fire”. And this site is meant to encourage and equip you to do just that: Build your life on the Rock – Jesus Christ!