Hill Country Bible Church is Jesus-ruled and elder-led. We operate under the authority of an elder board comprised of the lead pastor and multiple lay elders. Pastoral staff functions under the elders and accomplishes the vision and mission of the church while pastoring, training, equipping and leading the members of the church.
Jason is originally from the Austin area. After graduating from high school in Georgetown, TX, Jason attended the University of Texas and graduated with a BBA and commissioned into the United States Air Force. Jason became a pilot in the Air Force and actively flew as a B-52 combat pilot and later an operational test pilot for 10+ years. During this time God began to work on his heart and finally Jason began his relationship with Jesus. Continuing to fly in the Air Force, Jason felt called to full time ministry and soon became a circuit preacher for local churches in northern Louisiana.
There he was asked to become the pastor for a small church just north of Shreveport. Jason served as pastor for over 3 years while still on active duty in the Air Force. He has received seminary training from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The opportunity came to see if God was leading his family away from the military and to actively pursue returning to the Austin area. This opportunity came and God allowed Jason and his family to leave the military and move to Austin to join with Hill Country Bible Church Northwest and start a new church in the Austin area.
Jason and his family moved in September 2008 from Bossier City, LA to the Austin area. Jason began the residency program at Hill Country Bible Church and after much searching his family chose to settle in Dripping Springs. Jason and his family are excited to see how God will work in this community.
Jason is married to Mandi and they have three boys: Cole (19), Alex (8) and Andrew (6).
Jay and his wife, Mary, moved from the Boston area to Dripping Springs in 2010. Professionally he has done technical marketing, business development and sales in the computer technology industry. He has a bachelor’s in engineering from GMI and an MBA from Harvard.
He has served in various church leadership positions since the mid 1980s. He takes special inspiration from Isaiah 58 (vs. 6-8) where God calls His people to “loose the chains of injustice…share your food with the hungry and provide the poor wanderer with shelter…” He sees it as a way for Jesus’ disciples to provide a glimpse of the incredible love Jesus showed when He died on the cross and did more for us than we ever could do for each other.
Jay and Mary have three sons, a daughter-in-law and two granddaughters. He enjoys spending time with family, most outdoor sports, studying Spanish and flying.
Dave and his wife, Becky, moved to Dripping Springs in 1983. Their two daughters live in Austin, and they have four grandchildren. Dave was reared in Slaton, Texas, near Lubbock, and he received his BBA from Texas Tech. He currently works at Broadway Bank in Dripping Springs and is grateful for the blessing of being able to work, worship, and live all in the same community.
He has served in various church leadership positions, including that of deacon, since becoming a Christian in his mid-20’s. He and Becky joined HCBCDS, approximately five years ago, and he is currently serving as Local Missions Pastor and Real Life Group leader, among other activities. Regarding his relationship with Christ, he says that he is constantly grateful and amazed at God’s grace and forgiveness in his life. At the same time, he understands that to whom much is given, much is expected (Luke 12:48).
Don moved with his family from San Diego, California, to Wimberley in August 2005 after an exhaustive search of less crowded places to live in America.
Professionally, Don has been in the Information Technology field since leaving the Air Force in 1984. Currently Don teaches Computer Science and Theatre at at San Marcos Baptist Academy. After a full career in IT, Don completed his BS in Organizational Leadership from the Bible Institute of Los Angeles (BIOLA) university in 2001. He went on to teach there for over three years as an adjunct professor before moving to Wimberley and becoming a full-time high school teacher. Don loves the freedom to reflect Christ at school and witness and/or mold high school students.
Don and his wife Cindy have two sons, Darby recently graduated from Louisiana College and Adam is a senior at Texas State.
The motto of our house is to maintain an “Attitude of Gratitude”. If only we fix our gaze on all the great things that God has done for us then we cannot covet.
Steve is originally from Houston. After graduating from Texas Tech University he worked in the retail automobile business for 25 years, then owned and operated an auto repair business for the next 13 years. This business was sold in 2011 and he moved home full time to Wimberley.
Originally a bible major in college, he has always had a love for the church, and has served as an elder and lay minister for many years.
He is very grateful to have this opportunity to serve God and Hill Country Bible Church in Dripping Springs. He also teaches Bible courses at Dripping Springs Christian Academy.
Steve is married to Bren, and has two children and four grandchildren.
Paul is a Texan who grew up all over the state. After graduating from Duncanville High School he joined the Army, serving as a Combat Medic with Alpha Company 326th Engineer Battalion in the 101st Airborne for Operation Iraqi Freedom and other theaters. He left the Army as a Sergeant in 2009.
Paul graduated from Grand Canyon University in August of 2011 with a BA and Christian Studies and continued his theological studies at Dallas Theological Seminary in August of 2013. In August of 2016, He graduated from DTS with a MA Christian Leadership and a MA Biblical Studies. Paul loves digging into theology and how we can apply it in our lives.
Paul married Laura (who graduated from DTS with a ThM) in November of 2007 and they have 2 sons, Connor and Joshua. He is a motorcycle enthusiast, a sci-fi fan, and loves a good cup of coffee.