Our Pastor – Ken Rutledge
Ken began his ministry at Rockford Lane in mid-2016 . Ken and his wife Rebecca have been married nearly 35 years and have three children, David, Richard & Katie. Ken was born in Fayetteville, TN but grew up in Dayton, Ohio. 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, and now pastor. His passion is to lead Rockford Lane into a new level of passion in worship, evangelism, and edifying believers.
If you wish to contact our pastor, feel free to call the church office.
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 also directing our choral ministry. He brings years of experience to this role.
We want to wish our former Youth Pastor Tommy Palmer well as he closed his term of ministry with us on Sunday, January 17, 2021. My prayer is that God will bless Tommy and Julia as they follow His leading in their next area of ministry.
Our personnel team will be discussing the future of youth ministry staffing in the coming days.
Children’s Ministry Lead – Jessica Arms
On Sunday, November 22, 2020, the church voted unanimously to call Jessica Arms 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. Our prayers are that we support and encourage Jessica and her husband Paul as they continue their path in ministry.
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Church / Finance Secretary – Julianna Graybeal
Julianna joined us in late 2020 as an office assistant and during a recent staff transition she quickly earned the roles of church secretary and finance secretary. Julianna has quickly earned the support and respect of our congregation and we look forward to her continued contributions.
Office Assistant – Sara Barnes
Sara just joined us in 2021 as our office assistant. 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.
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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 our worship on Wednesday night and the choral ministry as rehearsal accompanist. We’re excited about her willingness to use her gifts in service to the Lord.
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