In Loving Memory of

Rendal G. Rutledge

1945 – 2017

Reverend Rendal G. Rutledge, 72, of Pine Bluff, AR went home to be with the Lord Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, AR.
He was born April 22, 1945 in Walnut Ridge, son of Rev. Marvin Rutledge, Jr. and Norma Rucks Rutledge.

Reverend Rutledge served as an evangelist for many years. Reverend Rutledge started a church called the Norwich Tabernacle in Norwich, CT and traveled throughout the country preaching the Gospel and helping people. He was a member of Christ is the Answer Fellowship in Bryant, AR.

In New England, his voice was heard on radio stations such as WJJF 1180AM and WBMW 106.5FM. For more than 25 years, Pastor Ren Rutledge was known throughout New London County, Windham County and Westerly, RI for his public access television program called New England School of the Bible. He took the ministry online back in the 90’s creating such websites as and many others. Over the last 30 years, he established a thriving church in Norwich, CT.

Reverend Rutledge was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include two daughters, Melodie King of Starkville, MS and Michelle Baker of Knoxville, TN and ; three sisters: Brenda Casteel of Pine Bluff, AR, Joy Hamby of Rogers, AR and Debbie Price of Arkadelphia, AR; five grandchildren, Lauren Tindell, Chais Baker, Brittney Baker, Adam Martin and Amber Martin; and three great-grandchildren, Ashlyn, Adelynn and Gabriel Tindell.

Memorial Service at Norwich Tabernacle

Although Pastor Rutledge’s funeral and burial were in Arkansas, a memorial service for him will be held on Sept, 9, 2017 at 3PM EST at Norwich Tabernacle, 207 Main Street Norwich, CT. This service will be broadcast live on Facebook via his Rendal G Rutledge page.

We love you Pastor; you’ll be forever missed!


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