Holding Hands


Meet Pastor Lillian Hines

Pastor Lillian Hines is the daughter of two servant leaders and a native of San Francisco, California, where she received her formal education.  Since she was six weeks old, she has been in the local church and serving in one capacity or another since accepting Christ at seven years old.  Pastor Lillian is a graduate of Texas Southern University with a bachelor’s in Administration of Justice; Princeton Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity; and New Brunswick Theological Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Care and Counseling. 

After seminary, Pastor Lillian was the lead pastor at two UMC congregations before beginning at the New Jersey Department of Corrections as a prison chaplain.  Pastor Lillian has a hybrid faith background which has enriched her pastoral leadership and influenced how she leads, loves, and lives.  She is a Diamond Life Member in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, a trustee on the Hall Education Fund, a student of the enneagram, and honored to have been chosen as the pastor to lead First Reformed Church with grace, love, and wisdom.

Life Scripture: "I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."

Life Lessons: Daddy: "Opportunity is a man with one strand at the top of his head. When you see him, grab hold because the back of his head is bald." Mommy: "Have some standards!"

Life Motto: Wholeness is of God.

First Reformed Church Consistory

The consistory governs the life and ministry of a congregation. It is made up of those who hold three offices in the church: minister, elder, and deacon.