Celebrating the Life of Suffragan Bishop Dr. Ruby Faye Curly Hall
Both Jimmy and Ruby Hall recognized the call of God early in their lives. Each received the gift of the Holy Ghost at Faith Temple Church under the late Suffragan Bishop Horace Young. Ruby Hall served in various ministries in the house of God; usher, youth and missionary president, Sunday school teacher, choir member, and church custodian. In April 1974, Jimmy Hall started the First Pentecostal Church in Bastrop, Texas. During the same period, Ruby Hall acknowledged her calling as a Minister of God. Being destined by God, Ruby Hall became pastor of the First Pentecostal Church in 1987. The Lord blessed this ministry to thrive and flourish under her dedicated leadership. The church relocated in 1993 to the current 7440 Ed Bluestein Boulevard location to accommodate the congregation’s growth. As continued growth required further expansion, the church purchased a multi-purpose building adjacent to the main building. The Lord blessed the mortgage on that building to be paid off in less than two years. In 2008, the church was demolished and went under construction. The current church was completed in 2010.
On August 9, 2005, Ruby Hall received her Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry from Aenon Bible College. She obtained her Master’s in Theology and Doctor of Divinity degrees from the Ecclesia University of Divinity International on May 8, 2011.
Ruby Hall remained faithful to her calling. Because of her faithfulness and dedication to the work of God, she was appointed to serve on the Executive Board of the Texas State Council as she faithfully performed duties as the General Council Treasurer for two consecutive terms. While in the office of General Council Treasure, she was appointed Auxiliary Director to the TSMCWA. She was the 2003 recipient of the Daisy Gamble Award, an honor awarded annually to an outstanding woman in the Texas State Council. On June 6, 2003, she was elevated to the office of District Elder by the Honorable Bishop William A. Ellis. On June 11, 2004, District Elder Hall was elected as the Vice Chairman of the Texas State Council and on June 8, 2012, District Elder Hall was elevated to the office of Suffragan Bishop by the Honorable Bishop Richard E. Young, Chief Prelate of the Texas State Council of the P. A. W., 13th Episcopal Diocese. She was the first woman to have these titles bestowed upon her in the Texas State Council. She was also the Chairman of the Central District and the Heart of Texas Fellowship for over ten years.
Suffragan Bishop Hall remained a faithful servant of God and is known throughout Texas for her generous giving. She had a love for God and his people. It is for this reason that she touched and blessed many lives.