Meet Our Team
Say hello to the leadership team at Living Faith! Got questions? Contact us.
Adam Cruse – Lead Pastor
My wife, Andrea, and I have been married since June 15, 2002 and we have three children: Jackson, Ellison, and Clinton. Before answering the call to serve at Living Faith in 2013, I served churches in Maryville, Mt. Zion, and Mt. Carmel, all of which are in Illinois. In my spare time I enjoy reading, watching classic movies, playing basketball, doing jiu jitsu, and cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals.
Jimmy Hammond – Family Life Pastor
My passion for impacting children and teenagers was ignited when, after finishing college, I realized how little my religious upbringing had prepared me for life in the real world. Since then I have been making tons of mistakes and learning the hard way how to engage families with the truth of God’s Word in a practical, meaningful way. And, with a heavy dose of God’s Grace, I’ve been able to do what I love for the last 20 years, along with my superhuman wife, Andrea, and our four exceptionally gifted and talented children: Anna, Olivia, Eli, & Kate.
Patty Holskotter – Secretary
I have served as church secretary since February 2004. My husband, Randy, and I have been married since October 29, 1993 and have two sons: Zach and Adam. We’ve have been members of Living Faith since 1998. I previously worked at Illinois Baptist State Association from 1980-1994.