Our Pastor – Ken Rutledge
Ken began his ministry at Rockford Lane on Sunday, April 24th of 2016. He is near the completion of his 7th year of ministry at Rockford Lane and has the heart for many more as the Lord allows. Ken and his wife Rebecca have been married over 35 years and have three adult children, David, Richard & Katie. Ken was born in Fayetteville, TN but grew up in Dayton, Ohio where his dad served as Minister of Music/Youth at a church in East Dayton. The family later moved to Louisville, Kentucky 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 since 1986, 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. In late 2015 he felt a new call to expand his ministry and serve as a pastor. His passion is to lead Rockford Lane to touch the Rockford Lane Community with the gospel message of Jesus Christ. Pictured below is Pastor Ken as he preaches God’s word. Pastor Ken also serves the LRBA association as a member of the Personnel committee, and on the Board of Directors for the Baptist Fellowship Center.
If you wish to contact our pastor, feel free to call the church office.
Associate Pastor – Chris Berger
Chris came to us on Sunday, May 2, 2021 as our newest Associate Pastor. Chris grew up at Rockford Lane and has a great love for the people and the community. He will have several areas of service but will primarily focus on evangelism in our community. He is also teaching our young adult Sunday school class. We welcome Chris and pray God uses him in a mighty way.
Associate Pastor to Youth – Unfilled at this time
*The Church will be praying about God’s plan for the youth ministry in the coming days. We covet your prayers as we begin to seek the Lord’s leadership for our youth.
Children’s Ministry Lead – Jessica Arms
Jessica came to us on Sunday, November 22, 2020 as our Children’s Ministry Lead. She brings over 10 years of faithful service in both paid and voluntary roles to the position. We are excited about her passion to communicate God’s word to children. She is also assisting our Wednesday night fellowship meal ministry as they prepare meals for our congregation. In late 2022 she began to train in the office to assist on Monday’s with clerical duties. We are grateful for her wide ranging interest in serving the Lord in our church. Our prayers are that we support and encourage Jessica and her husband Paul as they continue their path in ministry.
– – Volunteer Lay Leaders- –
Worship leader – Mrs. Rebecca Rutledge – After the departure of a long-time worship leader Rebecca graciously volunteered to step in and has led our worship since October of 2020. She provides a moving time of spirit filled worship. Her commitment and faithfulness has been a blessing to our worship experiences.
Chairman of Deacons – Mr James Kendell Sharp – Kendell is providing tremendous leadership over our deacon board. His support of the pastor and staff and overall support is making a powerful difference in the life of the church.
– – Office Staff – –
Office Manager – Sara Barnes
Sara joined us in 2021 as our part time office assistant. With the recent departure of the Financial Secretary Sara has taken on a new role as Office Manager to help manage the church finances and ministry needs. As a long-term member at Rockford Lane Sara is very knowledgeable of the inner workings of our ministry. She brings a tremendous wealth of knowledge to the position. We are excited about her contributions.
Consultant – Julianna Graybeal
Julianna joined us in late 2020 as a part time office assistant and during a staff transition in late 2020 she quickly earned the roles of part time church secretary and finance secretary. After completing her education, Julianna recently accepted a full time position serving in a local law firm but has graciously offered to provide periodic assistance as a financial consultant.
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 faithfully 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.”
As the current pastor at Rockford Lane, I want to express my appreciation for their service, their commitment, and their continued prayer support and loving encouragement of this ministry.
Pastor Ken Rutledge
“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