Brad Rutledge

Senior Pastor


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.

Work Experience
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

Volunteer Experience

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
Newton County Family Court | Advisory Board, 2016–2020
Newton County Drug Free Coalition | Executive Board, 2008–2013
Celebrate Recovery® | Volunteer Ministry Leader, 2002–2003


Valdosta State University


Newton County Comprehensive High School