Jim and Darlene Rutland

Jim and Darlene Rutland

Jim and Darlene Rutland have been married for 43 years.  Jim, a Business Management Graduate of Abilene Christian College (currently Abilene Christian University), and Darlene own and operate Rutland’s Fashion & Western Wear, a family clothing store in downtown Lampasas.  Jim also drives a school bus for Lampasas ISD.  In previous years, the couple has lived in Dallas and Copperas Cove before finally residing here in Lampasas, TX.  Since then, they have been faithful members here at First Street.  They have four grown children, David, Mark, Jeff, and Ben, and seven grandchildren, Paige, Cole, Abby, Ford, Chase, Chism, and Blakely.  Along with his 19 years of shepherding the flock here at First Street, Jim teaches adult bible classes as well as 5th grade, but also enjoys playing golf in his free time.  Darlene enjoys teaching ladies’ classes, and together they enjoy ministering to young married couples.  In addition to these ministries, Jim is a member of the HIMS OF PRAISE men’s chorus.