Robert Bruce Hullette
(Pastor from Mar., 1969 - Dec., 1974)
Robert Bruce Hullette, son of Arthur D. and Essie B. Hullette, was born in
Sunburst, North Carolina, September 25, 1923. He spent his childhood and
youth in Kingsport, Tennessee.
Brother Hullette became a Christian at the age of fifteen and became a
member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Kingsport, Tennessee a few months
After graduating from Sullivan High School, Kingsport, Tennessee, he was
immediately inducted into the Army in 1943, and was medically discharged during the same year.
Upon returning to civilian life, he became employed in a Defense Plant in Kingsport. It was during
this time that he met a young lady, Mildred J. Sandidge, of Gate City, Virginia, who was an
employee of the same plant. On October 14, 1944, Miss Sandidge became Mrs. Bruce Hullette. In
the same year, he became employed by the United States Post Office. It was in this period of
time that he received his call into the gospel ministry.
Brother Hullette entered Clear Creek Baptist School in Pineville, Kentucky in January, 1946. In the
following fall, he entered Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee and graduated
three and one half years later with the AB Degree. Two years of college was financed by self
employment in a popcorn business.
He entered the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in the Spring of 1950, and graduated
with the BD Degree. While in the seminary, he and his wife did mission work in the bayous of
Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.
The Calvary Baptist Church in Algiers, Louisiana ordained him into the ministry on May 1, 1952
and called him a mission pastor of the Lower Coast Baptist Chapel in Algiers, Louisiana.
Returning to Tennessee in 1953, he became pastor of the Surgoinsville Baptist Church in
Surgoinsville, Tennessee where he served for over two years.
In 1956, he was called to the West Liberty Baptist Church in West Liberty, Kentucky where he
served for five years as County Missionary and pastor.
He returned to Tennessee in 1960 as pastor of the First Baptist Church in Whitesburg, Tennessee
and remained on this field for four years.
In 1964, he accepted a call to become pastor of the Riverside Baptist Church in Four Mile,
Kentucky and served there until coming to Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church in 1969.
Brother and Mrs. Hullette have five children. The oldest child, Cynthia Ann is a graduate of
Georgetown College and resides in Cynthiana, Kentucky. Miles Rodney is stationed in the Canal
Zone with the United States Army. Alan Rex, Connie Suzette, and Rita Gail reside with their
parents and attend school in Lebanon, Kentucky.
Bro. and Mrs. Hullette, along with their daughter,
Connie, were here to help the church celebrate its
125th Anniversary in 1999.
Mildred janell Hullette passed away on May 30, 2004.
Rev. Bruce Hullette passed away on October 18, 2013. Click for details of his obituary. He was a
faithful servant of God and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
History of Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church