Our Pastor – Ken Rutledge

Ken began his ministry at Rockford Lane in mid-2016.  Ken and his wife Rebecca have been married over 30 years and have three children, David, Richard & Katie. Ken grew up in Dayton, Ohio but later moved to Louisville where his dad served as Minister of Music at Shively Heights Baptist Church in the mid 1980’s.  Ken & Rebecca met there at Shively Heights and married in 1986. Ken has been in ministry for almost 35 years, serving churches in Williamsburg, KY, Lake City, Tennessee, Barbourville, KY and Louisville, KY. Ken has served in a variety of roles including music minister, youth pastor, worship leader, choral director, and now pastor.

If you wish to contact our pastor, please send an email message to pastor@rockfordlanebaptistchurch.org.

 

Associate Pastor – Rick Lee

Rick came to us as Associate Pastor in November of 2017 bringing with him many years of ministry experience.  We are excited about his desire to use his gifts in ministry.  Rick has a passion for serving and reaching people in our community.  He and his wife Paula have faithfully served in ministry in the Louisville area for a number of years.  He brings a great deal of passion and a number of talents and gifts to this role.  With his vast music background we are blessed to have Rick directing our choral ministry.  He brings years of experience to this role.

Associate Pastor Rick Lee

Worship Leader – Meredith Ailiff                     

Meredith started with us in July of 2016 as a ministry intern.  She comes to us as a graduate of PRP High School here in Louisville, KY.  She is now a student at the University of Louisville studying music.  In January of 2017, as our needs grew, Meredith took on the responsibility of leading our worship on Sunday mornings.  She has also been helping to coordinate the youth program.  The church proudly voted to give her the new title of Worship Leader effective January 1, 2018.  We are continuing to experience very meaningful worship opportunities under her capable leadership.

Meredith Ailiff

Youth Pastor – Tommy Palmer                     

Tommy began his ministry at Rockford Lane on Sunday, October 27th of 2019.  We are excited about his passion and desire to reach young people for Christ.  He and his wife, Julia come to us with a mutual desire to the serve the Lord in the area of youth ministry.  Tommy comes to us as a graduate of Fern Creek High School and more recently in 2016, a graduate of Boyce College.  He is continuing his studies at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  We look forward to the coming ministry and pray God’s blessings in every way.

Tommy and Julia Palmer

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Church Administrator – Pam Walls

Pam is an integral part of the life of the church.  Having started with us as Church Secretary / Financial Secretary, Pam did a tremendous job taking over from a long-term staff member.  Over time the church realized the tremendous contributions Pam  was making in dealing with the day to day tasks, interacting with vendors, and making sure the church’s finances are managed with excellence.  Only recently, the church acknowledged the tremendous work Pam has been doing and voted unanimously to name Pam to the new role of Church Administrator.  The blessing for us as a church is that Pam not only does these tasks with excellence, she also ministers to everyone who walks through the door.  We look forward to the future with her gifts and commitment. 

Pam Walls – Church Administrator

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Childcare Intern – Morgan Ailiff        

Morgan has been working with us since 2018 in our Sunday morning childcare and Wednesday night program.  During our 2018 2nd quarter Business session, the church was proud to vote her in as an intern with a focus on Children’s ministry.  Her focus will be to provide ministry support to our children and their families during Sunday morning Sunday School and worship hours, as well as to provide support during our Wednesday night program.  Morgan will also begin working to assist us in building our children’s program with a special focus on young families.  We welcome Morgan and look forward to her contributions.

Morgan Ailiff

 

Worship Intern – Abby Laughlin

Please join me in saying Thank You as Abby begins her college coursework at the University of Louisville.  Abby’ contributions to our worship this past year have been incredibly meaningful.  Our prayers are that she sets forth in life with every blessing from our loving Lord and Savior.  Abby’s last day with us was Sunday, August 11, 2019.

Abby Laughlin

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Organist – Paula Lee

Paula joined us in late November 2017 with a special gift and love for the organ.  Paula will not only support our Sunday morning 10:50am worship hour, she’ll also support the choral ministry as rehearsal accompanist.  We’re excited about her willingness to use her gifts in service to the Lord.

Paula Lee

 

Our Pastor Emeritus – Dr. Randal Pollock

On Sunday, July 28, 2019, the church conferred upon Dr. Pollock the honor of Pastor Emeritus for his years of service to the church and community.  Dr. & Mrs. Pollock served the church from September of 2000 to December of 2015.  1 Thessalonians 1:2 expresses our sentiment well, “We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers.”

Dr. & Mrs. Randal Pollock

 

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, immoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord,
forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”

1 Corinthians 15:58