Pastoral History

Rutledge Baptist Church has a long and rich history. Below is a list of pastors that have served the Rutledge community for over 100 years.

1892-1895.......W.J. Winfrey
1895-1901.......S.S. Hale
1901-1902.......J.S. Hutchinson
1902-1904.......J.E. Wickham


1904-1906.......J.M. Anderson










1906-1911.......S.E. Jones


1911-1912.......J.A. Lockhart












1912-1914.......S.E. Jones

1914-1918.......J. Alex Phillips











1918-1921.......J.M. Anderson











1921-1922.......W.C. Hale, Sr.













1923-1924.......O.E. Sams












1924................J.H. Barnes


1924-1925.......J. Paul Phillips













1925-1927.......J. H. Sharp [Interim]












1927-1928.......R.H. Lambright


1928-1932.......J.H.O. Clevenger












1932-1943.......C.B. Cabbage












1944-1945.......A.E. Wachtel












1945-1948.......John M. Wenger











1949-1953.......A.A. Carlton













1953-1957.......R.B. Armstrong











1958-1965.......Drury Garner













1966-1969.......Floyd E. Harlow













1970-1980.......Herman J. Ellis











1980-1982.......David Hansen













1982-1987.......Dr. Herbert Gilmore, Jr. [Interim]













1987-2007.......Dr. Kerry Bond












2007-2009.......Dr. Robert M. Shurden [Interim]











2009-2017...W. Chandler Vinson