Then the master told the servant, "Go out into the highways and along the hedges, and compel them to come in, so that my house may be filled [with guests]." Luke 14:23 AMP
Apostle Marian Louise
Rudd was born on September 12, 1939, in Wilmington, Delaware to John and Jane
Edwards. At an early age, she was faithfully taken to Sunday school
along with her sister, Velma and three brothers, John, Oliver, and Theodore. Apostle
Rudd attended Rock of Ages Baptist Church where the Reverend Harry Wooten was
Apostle Rudd was united in Holy Matrimony to Van Olvin Rudd on March 29, 1958. From this union, they were blessed with four beautiful children: Wanda, Stephen, Sharon, and Wayne. Three of her children are following their own paths in ministry. She and her husband have also been blessed with eight beautiful grandchildren and one grandson.
Apostle Rudd accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior in November, 1966. Since then, she has had a burning desire to seek the Lord?s will for her life. In 1969, she felt the Lord tugging at her heart and taking her to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She preached her initial sermon in 1972, at the Bethel Pentecostal Church, under the leadership of Bishop Amy B. Stevens.
In 1974, Apostle Rudd became a member of New Pentecostal United Holy Church under the pastorate of Dr. Louvenia Dickerson. She felt the need to gain knowledge and understanding of the Word of God, and became a student of the United Christian College for four years earning a degree of Religious Education and a Bachelor's of Theology. She worked diligently in this ministry, along with her pastor, as president of the Missionary Society, serving on the usher board, member of the choir and as a Sunday school teacher. Apostle Rudd has always exemplified love for the elderly. She is most noted for her love and devotion as she cared and ministered to Elder Elizabeth Stockton from 1975 until her death in 1988. Bishop Rudd also devoted six years of service teaching the Word of God at the Northeast Senior Center.
Apostle Rudd was called to shepherd God?s people in 1986 and through much prayer and supplication on March 6, 1988, Bibleway United Holy Church was established. Services were held for two years at the Ryland Funeral Home Chapel, where the spiritually - dead were raised to life. Bibleway was noted for being one of the most progressive churches in the city of Wilmington.
In August of 1995, Pastor Rudd was elevated by the Holy Ghost to be consecrated to the office of Bishop during her conference. It was shortly afterwards that the ministry?s name was changed from Bibleway United Holy Church to Redeeming Grace Worldwide Ministries, Inc. Bishop Rudd has taken this ministry very seriously, knowing that she will one day stand before God to give an account of her stewardship. She is an anointed and humble servant of God who has given her life to ministry. She is not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; for it is the Power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth. Her ministry has opened many doors and taken her many places such as Virginia, New York, North Carolina, California and Africa, to name a few.
November 14, 2015 begat another milestone in RGWM. Apostle Rudd was affirmed Apostle and passed the mantle to her youngest son, Bishop Wayne O. Rudd, who is now the Senior Pastor.
Apostle Rudd constantly reminds us to pray, study the Word of God and love one another as she demonstrates an abundance of love. She has a way of attracting the young and old with her motherly love and affection. Many people identify Apostle Rudd by her smile, sweet spirit and humbleness. She?s saved, sanctified, filled with the Holy Spirit and anointed by God to reach the souls of those that are lost. One of her favorite scriptures is "For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain"- Philippians 1:21.