that every Christian is a minister, we have a very large ministry
team! A few members of that team are mentioned below.
is the Senior Pastor of the church. He is also the founder and president of
Strategic Global Assistance, Inc.
- a ministry dedicated to facilitating leadership development, particularly in
poor and closed nations. Malcolm was born in Australia at a very early age. He
grew up in Brisbane, Queensland, and was dramatically saved in 1980 at the age
of 19. He began ministering soon after. Malcolm has had the privilege of seeing
the Lord save, heal, deliver, teach and equip many people and many leaders in
about 30 nations around the world.
He met his wife Ruth (a native of Indiana), when he was
visiting America in 1984. They were married the following year
and now have
six children on the earth - John, Marlise, Sarah, David, Joshua
and Malcolm II. Malcolm received his B.A. from Queensland University
and his M.A. from Regent University. He has a Ph.D. in organizational
leadership from the Center for Leadership Studies in Virginia
He has written over 30
books, the most popular of which is To Enjoy Him Forever,
and his writings have been published in both scholarly and
popular journals. Malcolm’s two life purposes are To know
God and to help others know Him and To build leaders
to impact the nations.
Gary Yordy is an Elder,
Associate Pastor and Treasurer at Living Faith. He works with the family, youth
and children’s ministries in the church. His heart’s desire is to encourage others
to faithfully serve our Lord as ambassadors of reconciliation.
Rassi is an Elder and leads the Adult Support Team for the Youth Ministry.
Doug has a passion to see our young people grow up and be trained up to know,
understand and walk in the purpose and calling that our Lord has for their life.
He wants to see a proper balance of life skills be realized by our youth for practical
living. He wants to see our entire church continue to become "The Family
of Destiny" where generational walls don't exist and spiritual maturity abounds.
Doug wants Living Faith to be a family that just plain has a blast being together.
Streby leads Living Faith’s Women’s Ministry. She also oversees the church’s
food pantry – Elijah’s Cupboard. Her desire is to encourage others to know that
God is faithful and loving and to see people saved and blessed. She ministered
for a time at Pendleton Reformatory to prisoners there and saw many miraculous
healings as she shared the gospel.
Sharon Chupp oversees the
Mobilization Ministry. For four years she led a jail ministry and then served March for Jesus
eight years - five of these as Regional Coordinator. Her desire is to help God’s people to discover their giftings
and fulfill their calling. God has used her to mobilize and train Christians to
become effective in the body of Christ.
Tony Hajicek is Worship Team
Leader at Living Faith. Soon after being saved in 1986 he began ministering musically.
God has used him to encourage the musical giftings of others. His desire is to
musically create an atmosphere where the presence of the Lord is welcome and where
there is liberty in the Spirit.
Sharlene Yordy is Living Faith’s
Children’s Ministry Director. God has used her to provide direction and curriculum
for the children’s church. Shar is also the director of the Living Faith Leadership
Academy. Her vision is to see the hearts of the parents turned to the children
and the hearts of the children turned to the parents so that our families will
be bright lights in a dark world.
Jim Chupp is Living Faith’s Head
Usher. He has served the Lord since he was saved at 14. His special gift is to
make people feel welcome and at home in the church. He has a desire to see the
body of Christ come together as one body to worship Jesus in unity.
Reder is Leader of the Audio-Visual Team for Living Faith. He has trained
a team that provides sound reinforcement support to the various ministries at
Living Faith. His goal is to bring God’s people into His presence through praise
and worship where the Holy Spirit will change lives through the power of the Word.
Faith’s Youth Leaders are Jason Hill, Jill Stutsman, Michael Hart, David Ott,
Phil Wolfenden (from Oz), Brady Maller and Ben Stoffel. They have developed
a strong youth group and have seen God do great things in our young people. Their
vision is to see the young people minister to their full potential and to see
God’s glory in the church.
Lynette Slaubaugh leads Living Faith’s
Disabilities Ministry. She began in the fall of ‘97 and has developed a strong
ministry in the church. She has worked with the disabled for nearly 20 years,
including in the nation of Ch*na. Her vision is to see the disabled come to their
full potential in Christ and be a vital part of the church.
is an Elder at Living Faith. He has a vision to see strong families develop
in the church. He has a servants heart and works with the youth. He sees one of
his jobs in the church as translating Australian words into English!
James Tyson is an Elder and Family Ministries Leader at
Living Faith. He has ministered overseas in Russia, Guatemala and
Mexico. His vision is to see Jesus glorified and to see the lost
saved and to grow in the Lord.
is our fearless Secretary. She also oversees ministries related to the facilities.
and Patty Katzer head up our prayer ministry.
Mark and Mariah Chupp lead our Hospitality Ministry. They
are working to build a strong church community which radiates the
love of Christ to every member. Mark also heads up the Creative
Video ministry and Mariah is greatly involved in women's ministry.
an innumerable host of talented, gifted and passionately committed people who
all richly contribute to make Living Faith what it is.
generation demands uncommonly resourceful leaders.
(Howard G. Hendricks)