Pastor Rudy was called to Comer Baptist Church in July of 2014. He is originally from Norcross, GA and after graduation from Norcross High School, he attended the University of Georgia where he earned a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Economics and a commission as an officer in the United States Army Reserve. After graduation, he served as a law enforcement officer in several jurisdictions. At the age of thirty Jesus saved him and shortly after, called him into bi-vocational Youth Ministry. Pastor Rudy completed seminary at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2005. He has served as Interim Youth Minister at two Southern Baptist churches and as Youth Minister at two others. Comer Baptist Church is Pastor Rudy's second full-time pastorate. He and Julie were married in 1989 and have three wonderful children; Erin, Ryan (Buddy) and Samantha.
I grew up in Comer, so I definitely haven’t traveled far from home.
I accepted Christ as my Savior at an early age at Comer Baptist Church and can hardly remember a time that I didn’t sing or play the piano in church.
During my college years I began attending Colbert Baptist as youth director and then music director for nine years.
Unfortunately I went through a divorce and stepped down from my position there.
I continued to live in Colbert, but had a year or so of healing when Comer Baptist has an opening for Minister of Music,
so I went back there where my Comer family loved and accepted me with open arms. I have been serving there since 1994 and have loved every minute of it!
I live in Comer with my husband of 24 years, Curtis Drake. We have a beautiful daughter, Autumn Drake, who is 22 and still lives with us. Curtis and I serve the Lord together In the music ministry as I lead the worship and he operates the sound system. We would love to have you join us!