Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.


Pastor Rulon  & Dana Combs, Lead Pastor

Pastor Rulon has been the Lead Pastor at Living Faith since January of 2003. He and his wife Dana have three children: Caleb, Kelsy, and Chloe. Dana serves as one of the worship leaders here at Living Faith. She also serves as office manager for Creslane Elementary in Creswell, OR. Their son Caleb, is currently attending Oregon State on a military scholarship and is studying engineering. Their daughter, Kelsy, recently got married and is pursuing a music degree at the University of Oregon. Their youngest daughter, Chloe, is working toward a ministry degree at Northwest Christian University. Both Kelsy and Chloe are very active in music ministry. Rulon enjoys hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles, and spending time with his family. Dana has an art degree from Oregon State and has passed her artistic abilities to all three of their children. One of Rulon’s greatest passions is seeing lives changed by the power of God. He is constantly looking for ways to connect people to Christ, connect them to community, and connect them to their God given purpose. Pastor Rulon’s personal mission statement can be found in Ephesians 4:11-13;

“It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”



Pastor Joe & Brandy Tucker, Youth Pastor/Elder

Joe has been attending Living Faith since 2008. He is a lifelong resident of Cottage Grove and a local businessman. He and his wife Brandy have two children: Whitley and Jayden. Both Joe and Brandy have consistently demonstrated the two core values of this church; love God and love people.
Joe has served as an elder on the church board since 2009 and has been involved in multiple ministries over the years including technical team, greeter, usher, outreach, youth worker, and much more. He has also passed on his passion for serving others to his family. His wife Brandy coordinates the coffee bar ministry and is involved in many areas of the church from decorating to outreach. Their daughter Whitley and her husband Clinton where married October 3, 2015 and moved to Ellsworth Maine where Clinton is currently serving in the Coast Guard, stationed at Southwest Harbor.  Their son Jayden serves in our Cornerstone Coffee bar every Sunday and has become quite the barista. He also serves on the technical team running sound as well as media,
Joe’s passion for the youth of this community is obvious to everyone who knows him. Joe’s joy and his enthusiasm are contagious. He is a great addition to the leadership team of Living Faith.