We have a very simple structure here at Hutto Bible Church. We are not affiliated with any denomination. As an independent church, we follow the biblical guidelines for leadership and function.

Hutto Bible Church has chosen to be an elder led church. The elders, as overseers of the local church, are responsible for the spiritual health of the Body. They are to glorify Christ by serving the Body according to the biblical principles of love and care.

Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, committed them to the Lord, in whom they had put their trust. Acts 14:23

In practice, the elders establish the guidelines and policies for conducting services, programs, and the general conduct of church business. They are to lead by precept and example, realizing they are accountable to the Lord Jesus Christ for their efforts. (Heb. 13:17, Acts 20:24,28

OUR CURRENT ELDER COUNCIL:

Bobby Pruitt - Lead Pastor

Bobby was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. He is the youngest of 13 children and was the first believer in his family. He graduated from Columbia Bible College and has served in churches in South and North Carolina. Bobby and Amy have been married since November of 1990 and have 3 children—Riley, Beau, and Emma Grace. Amy is an elementary school teacher.

The Pruitts moved to Texas in April of 1994 to join the staff of Hill Country Bible Church of Austin. Bobby served as their Student Ministries Pastor until June of 2005 when he moved over to become the Pastor to Families at Hill Country Bible Church of Pflugerville. Bobby has served as the Lead Pastor of Hutto Bible Church since July of 2009.

Michael Hall - Executive Pastor

Before coming on staff at HBC, Michael served as the Director of the Saturate Austin Institute at Hill Country Bible Church in Austin, Texas. Prior to that he served on staff as the Executive Pastor at Baptist Temple (BT) in McAllen, Texas. Although there was a substantial administrative component to his daily routine, his passion was to see men and women, young adults, students, and children explore the depths and riches of the new life in Jesus. Michael received his Master of Arts (M.A.) in Theology and Theological Studies from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2011. Michael has been married to Beckie, the love of his life, for over forty-five years. They have three adult children, one daughter and two sons, and thirteen grandchildren.

Jonathan Spradley - Elder Chairman

Jonathan was raised in Austin, the son of a preacher.  He accepted Christ at a young age but drifted away during high school and college.  God rescued both Jonathan and Maxine when they met and married in Costa Rica in 2001. They have been married for 18 years and have two children, Nathan (10) and Kate (8).  

Maxine accepted Christ at First Evangelical Free Hispanic Bible Church during a service. They both were nominal Christians until joining Hutto Bible Church, where God really grabbed ahold of their hearts.  Maxine serves in the nursery. Jonathan has served in Student Ministry with middle school and is now serving in Outreach.

Rob Gibson

Rob and Helen were born in London, England, and moved to California in 1996, Massachusetts in 1999 (where they became US citizens) and Texas in 2005. They have 6 children, Sarah (32), Claire (30), Nik, (28), Laura (21) and Jacqueline and Victoria (19). Helen became a believer as a child and Rob in 1987. They are expecting their first grandchild in 2020. They enjoy RVing and flipping houses.

They were part of the founding group from Hill Country Bible Church Pflugerville who planted Hutto Bible Church, with Rob acting as project manager for the plant. Helen teaches in Children's Ministry and has led many ladies’ bible studies. They have also been on multiple mission trips to India and Navajo and led a small group for many years.

Rob has served on the Elder Board before, on the board at Camp Wilderness Ridge, led Children's Ministry, Facilities, Benevolence, Men's Ministry, and held a number of teaching positions.

Scott Purcell

Scott committed his life to Christ as a child under the teaching of his parents and church. Scott and Nan have been married since 1985 and have three adult children (Mindy Schultea, Kate, and Matthew) and three grandchildren. He graduated from Ozark Christian College in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Literature and served 8 years as Minister of two churches in Missouri and then 3 years as a Church Planter in San Marcos. Since then, he has worked

as a technical trainer at several high-tech companies. In 2008 Scott and Nan joined HCBC Austin and then Hutto Bible in 2011. Since 2013, Scott has become passionate about global outreach to unreached people-groups and about local evangelism as well. Scott serves by leading a Community Group with Nan, organizing short-term mission trips, participating in door-to-door evangelism, and occasionally teaching in our Sunday morning classes. Nan joyfully serves as a teacher in Children’s Ministry.

Tom Albers

Tom and Cindy came to faith in High School and became involved in InterVarsity Fellowship in college where they fell further in love with Jesus, worship music and missions.  They met and married at a Bible-teaching church in Houston in 1986.  They moved to Round Rock in 1995 and joined HCBC Austin. In 2000, they joined the HCBC Pflugerville church plant and were a part of the Hutto Bible Church plant in 2007 as founding members.  Tom has served faithfully as an Elder and as a leader in many ministries at HBC, including Finance, Benevolence, Global Outreach, and countless more. In addition to her role as wife and mother, Cindy has served many years with Tom in Community Groups, Student and Children’s Ministry as well as mentoring younger women and moms.  She currently serves in the Prayer, Hospitality and Evangelism ministries. Tom and Cindy have 4 children:  Nathan, Will (wife, Emily), Clare (husband, Stephen), Hannah (husband, Joshua), and 7 grandchildren with Emmett expected in early 2022.