Pastor David Hughes
David Hughes II is an alumnus of Delaware State University
(Dover, DE) and Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA),
holding a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education
and a Master of Arts degree in practical theology. Moreover,
he is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry program at
Regent University. His beautiful wife is Keisha Rae Hughes,
and his son is David Hughes III (Davey).
David was born in Middleburg Heights, Ohio and raised on Long Island, New York. During his senior year in high school, he earned a full scholarship to play football at Delaware State University (DSU). At DSU, he fully committed his life to Christ in the summer of 1999. In the spring of 2000, he was unanimously elected the president of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, became a board member for the United Campus Ministries, and was the evangelism coordination for Kingdom Worship Center (Dover, DE).
In the fall of 2002, David enrolled at Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA). During his tenure at Regent, he served as an assistant children's minister, an itinerant preacher, and campus missionary to Norfolk State University. Further, he met the beautiful Keisha Rae Johnson in the Regent University library; she was enrolled in the Law School. Keisha and David married on May 14, 2005. In 2007, they relocated to Cleveland, Ohio. While in Cleveland, David served as an associate minister at Beulah Baptist Church, the founding pastor of One in Christ Church of Cleveland, and a physical education teacher and coach (football and basketball) for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. David has had the privilege of seeing many of people dedicate (or rededicate) their lives to Jesus Christ and is looking forward to God doing greater things in his life as the pastor of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church.
Keisha Hughes grew up in the Collinwood – Glenville neighborhoods of Cleveland, Ohio. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and was baptized at age 12 but began to deepen her faith when she was 16 years old. She graduated from Villa Angela St. Joseph High School in 1998 and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Cleveland State University in 2002. She attended Regent University (Virginia Beach, Virginia) where she met Pastor David Hughes, II during their first semester attending the University. In 2005, they graduated on the same day - her from the University’s School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree and Pastor from the School of Divinity with a Master of Practical Theology Degree. They were married a week later! She has been licensed to practice law in the state of Ohio since 2010 and practices as a municipal attorney, as well as a legal advocate for children in the Juvenile Division of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. She has always enjoyed teaching Biblical principles in a fun, interactive way so that youth can not only understand the Word of God, but they can also apply it to their lives even at a young age and into adulthood. At Fellowship, she is a leader in the Youth Church and Women’s Ministry, and serves anywhere else that she is able to help.