Rev. Rutledge E. Etheridge III


Office Phone:  724-847-6701

Pastor Rutledge ("Rut") Etheridge is the chaplain of Geneva College, a position he took in 2013 after being pastor of the Providence RPC in Pittsburgh for seven years.  Prior to finishing his Master of Divinity degree at RPTS in 2006, he taught senior high Bible for five years at a college-prep Christian school in Indianapolis.  He and his wife Evelyn have five children:  Isaiah (10), Caroline (8), Calvin (6), Josiah (4) and Sylvia (11 months).  They are members of the First RPC Beaver Falls congregation.    

Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • Biblical Studies

Degrees Received:

  • Master of Divinity, The Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 2006
  • B.S., Bible, pastoral studies emphasis, minor: philosophy of religion

Courses Taught:

  • BIB 112 – OT Survey
  • BIB 113 – NT Survey

Presentations/Publications –

Informal:  blogs at


  • Frequent speaker at youth conferences and church family camps in various denominations
  • Speaker, Annual Conference on Reformed Theology, Lisbon, NY 2016
  • Speaker, WAY Seminar, Ottawa – spring 2014, 15
  • Speaker, annual Westminster Confession of Faith into the 21 st Century Conference, September 2011 and June 2012

Publications in The Reformed Presbyterian Witness:

Imitating God, Gentle Reformation column, July 2016

Standing Next to the Skyscraper, Geneva feature, May 2016

Speed Limit for Cyber Speech, Gentle Reformation column, November 2012

Social Justice:  Who’s Responsibility is It?  August 2011

The Emerging Church, May, June, July, August 2009

Wilder than God, interview, January 2005

Other Publication:

“The Phantom Wall” in The Christian Statesman, Sept.-Oct. 2007

Current Projects:

Contracted through Crown and Covenant Publications to write: “God Breathed” . This book is an in-depth exploration of Scripture’s understanding of Scripture and how God’s Word connects deeply and personally to us, dealing extensively with how and why we view the Bible the way we do in our culture, and aimed at young adults who've had very little, or a very bad, experience with Christianity in general and the Bible in particular.

Awards and Distinctions Received:

Cedarville College: Graduated with honors, Academic Scholarship, Dean’s Honor List

Who’s Who Among High School Teachers, 2002


Ordained Teaching Elder in the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America

Associate member of the Evangelical Theological Society


Blackbelt in Gosoku Ryu Karate, International Karate Association, 1999

Enjoys the ocean, reading, research and writing, basketball, and coffee, and more coffee…