Get To Know Our Staff


  • Pastor Adam Cruse

    Senior Pastor

    Adam and his wife, Andrea have been married since June 15, 2002. They have three children; Jackson, Ellison, and Clinton. Before arriving at Living Faith Baptist, Adam has served churches in Maryville, Mt. Zion, and Mt. Carmel, all of which are in Illinois.


    In Adam’s spare time he enjoys reading, watching classic movies, playing basketball, and cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals. His personal mission in life is to “Know Christ and to make Him known, while leading his family and church to do the same.

  • Pastor Daniel Waters

    Associate Pastor of Discipleship Ministries

    Daniel is a native of Texas and has been married to Cathy since 2004. They have a beautiful daughter named Isabelle. His hobbies include playing pool, being a connoisseur the various lunch buffets around town, and watching movies especially those pertaining to super heroes. 


    Daniel has served in vocational ministry for over fifteen years. Before coming to Living Faith he served as a Sojourner missionary with NAMB, a Summer Missionary in Australia with the IMB and as a Collegiate Campus Missionary with IBSA. 


    Daniel has been a part of the Living Faith family for over 10 years. During this time he has received a B.S. in Psychology and Crisis Counseling from Liberty Baptist University as well as a M.A. in Theological Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.  


    He is also actively involved in Southern Baptist Disaster Relief serving as a NAMB recognized Chaplin. But, the most important thing to know about Daniel is his passion to develop fully mature disciples of Christ who engage in Kingdom work for a lifetime.

  • Patty Hulskotter

    Secretary

    Patty has served as Secretary since February, 2004. Patty and Randy have been married since October 29, 1993.  They have two sons – Zach and Adam. They have been members of Living Faith since 1998. Patty previously worked at Illinois Baptist State Association from 1980-1994 and currently serves as  Recording Secretary for IBSA.

  • Don Drinkwater

    Directory of Hospital Ministry

    Don has had the joy of being an active member of LFBC for the past 25 years. He is currently serving both as the Directory of Hospital Ministry and as a member of the church Leadership Team. God called him to serve as a deacon for 8 years, as well as serving in the clown and pulpit ministries, and on multiple mission trips.


    His passion is in hospital ministry, where he has the opportunity to pray for, encourage, and meet the needs of people struggling with illness or injury. Above all, he has the privilege of sharing God’s saving grace with those people and their families.  


    Don wants everyone to know that at LFBC we don’t, just strive to tell people we care, we strive to put God’s love into action. He hopes you’ll come out to visit the church that cares about you.