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Senior Pastor

Brad Rutledge

1982  Valdosta State University
1980  Newton County Comprehensive High School
Eastridge Community Church

Covington, Georgia
Celebrate Recovery® Pastor, 2002–Present
Pastoral Care, 2003–2014

Saddleback Valley Community Church | Celebrate Recovery®

Lake Forest, California
Southeast Regional Director (part-time), 2003–2015
National Director (part-time), 2003–2015

Wallace Electric Company

McDonough, Georgia
Project Manager, 1983–2002

Newton County Resource (Mental Health) Court

Advisory Board, 2015–Present

Newton County Adult Felony Drug Court 

Advisory Board, 2014–Present

Newton County Drug Free Coalition  

Member, 2008–Present

Executive Board 2008–2013

Newton County Family Court

Advisory Board, 2016-2020

Celebrate Recovery®

Volunteer Ministry Leader, 2002-2003


I was born and raised in Porterdale, Georgia and have been a resident of Newton County all my life. I have been married to R. Renee Hatcher Rutledge since October 18, 1985. Renee and I have resided at our current address since May 1995. We have a daughter, Hayley who is married to our son-n-law Sean Gove. We have three grandsons – Cameron Lee Clarke, Tyler Christopher Clarke, and Brody Michael Gove – and one granddaughter, Charleigh Rose McDowell. Family and family time are extremely important to me.