The Reverend Tom Rutherford has been Rector (senior pastor) of the Messiah family since 1996 ("NOT LONG ENOUGH!" he says.). He's married to Debbie, and between them, they have 5 grown children and 5 grandchildren. Before coming to Messiah, Tom was Youth Minister at St Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Nashville, Tennessee for 11 years where he took teenagers all over the western hemisphere as missionaries, wrote youth ministry books and magazine articles, and helped coordinate national Episcopal youth worker conferences. He went to seminary at Sewanee and served as Assistant Rector and then Interim Rector of St Christopher's Episcopal Church in Spartanburg, South Carolina before coming to Messiah.


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