Our Church Leadership

Our Church thrives because of the energy and style of the people who lead it.  Here are a few of the people that make our church community special:


Since Reverend Salley's retirement, Bedford Presbyterian Church is in search of a new Pastor.  Our Interim Pastor is Reverend Philip J. Parker.


Rev. Bill Rutledge- Minister of Music


IMG 0380aaReverend Bill Rutledge is a native of Tennessee.  He attended Union University, a Southern Baptist liberal arts college in Jackson, TN.  There he received a bachelor’s degree in music. He did his graduate work at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary School of Church Music where he earned a Masters of Church Music Degree with emphasis in piano performance.  In 1979 Bill and his wife, Deanna moved to Kona, Hawaii where he served as worship leader alongside Integrity Hosanna!  Worship Leader, Bob Fitts at University of the Nations.  While on the Big Island he also served as minister of music at Kona Baptist Church.  After 9 years in Kona, the Rutledges moved to Honolulu where they ministered for another 18 years at Kalihi Union Church.


The Rutledges moved to Bedford in 2014 when Bill was brought on staff as minister of music at Bedford Presbyterian.  Besides his ministry to the church, he, along with his wife, Deanna, direct the Bedford Singing School, a ministry to elementary and high school children, mostly homeschoolers, in the Bedford area.  For 5 years, Bill has been singing with the Roanoke Symphony Chorus and for the last 2 years has been their principal accompanist.  Bill and Deanna have one son who lives in Crozet, VA with his wife and two children.








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