Jim and Darlene Rutland were married in 1974. Jim, a Business Management Graduate of Abilene Christian College (currently Abilene Christian University). They are now retired from owning their family business, but Jim continues to drive a school bus for Lampasas ISD and also is a substitute teacher. 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. Jim has been a shepherd of the flock here at First Street since 1999. Jim also teaches adult bible classes and 5th grade. During his free time, Jim enjoys playing golf. 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.