WHO WE ARE
At Living Faith we are committed to the truths of Scripture and seeing lives changed. We are a non-denominational, grace filled church that strives to reach lost and hurting families, see them transformed by the power of God and train them to be effective disciples to the glory of Jesus Christ.
Sunday Morning: 10 AM
We have one main service with classes for Children, Nursery through 5th grade. Our worship is fairly modern and we dress casually, as we want people to feel comfortable "coming as they are" to fellowship with us.
Adult Sunday School: 8:45 AM TEMPORARILY POSTPONED
We also have an adult Sunday school class before service. It is a casual learning environment as we go verse by verse through scripture. No childcare provided.
At Living Faith you will be welcomed with open arms and will get to see and experience Christ's love every Sunday.
Rich O'Toole, along with his wife Sandra, are originally from Northern California. They have four sons, three daughter in-laws and two beautiful grand children. Rich has a Bachelor's degree in Theology and a Master's in Ministry.
Rich is an expository teacher of scripture, teaching verse by verse, book by book, through God's Word. Rich teaches in a way that allows the hearer to apply scripture to all of life's current circumstances, while maintaining the integrity of the Lord's Word.
Rich's goal in ministry is to see lost and hurting people transformed by the power of God into effective disciples for Christ.
Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. NKJV
Andy moved to Klamath Falls in November 2014 from Southern California. Andy is married to his wife Hannah and they have 4 children.
Andy received his Bachelor's Degree from The Master's College (now University) in 2009. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, and of course, rooting on his Dallas Cowboys.
“God has blessed me with the opportunity to serve him and to impact the world for the kingdom and I can’t think of anything I would rather do with my life.”
Sue has been Secretary/Treasurer at Living Faith since mid-2012, but has a long history with the church. She has lived in Klamath Falls all of her life, having been raised in the First Christian Church. She has stayed active within the church since, where she raised her four children.
She is married to Brad, one of our elders, and they have 4 grown children with their 11th grandchild coming August 2021.
You will regularly find her working in the sound booth running the slides for worship as well as occasionally playing the piano.
Children's Director/Worship Leader
Emily moved to Klamath Falls in February 2020 from Rosburg, WA. In 2019 Emily received a Music Ministry degree from Northwest University in Kirkland, WA.
She enjoys knitting, watching movies, and spending time with friends, family, and her ten nieces and nephews.
Psalm 143:8-10 "Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, For in You do I trust; Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my soul to You. Deliver me, O LORD, from my enemies; In You I take shelter. Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God;
Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe that there is one and only one living and true God, and that our eternal God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personalities, but without division of nature, essence or being.
About God the Father
We believe that God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures and the flow of human history according to the purpose of His grace. God is Father in truth to those who become His children through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
About God the Son
We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He honored the divine law by his personal obedience, and in His death on the cross He made provision for the redemption of men from sin.
About the Holy Spirit
We believe in the Spirit of God. He exalts Christ, convicts of sin, righteousness and judgement, and He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism and service.
We believe man was created by the special act of God in His own image, and is the crowning work of His creation; that by his free choice, man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race; that the sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image; and that Christ died for man. Therefore, every man possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
We believe that salvation involves the redemption of the whole man and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior who, by His own blood, obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense, salvation includes regeneration, sanctification and glorification.
About Baptism and the Lord's Supper
We believe that baptism is by immersion in water of a believer. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in the crucified, buried and risen Savior. It also symbolizes the believer's death to sin, the burial of his old life, and his resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. We believe the Lord's Supper is an important part of our weekly worship. It is taken as a reminder of Christ's body so freely given and His blood so freely shed for our sin, and is done in obedience to Him.
About the Scriptures
We believe that the Holy Bible was given without error, by God, through divinely inspired men. It is His revelation of Himself to man for salvation and is our guidebook for life and godliness.
We believe marriage has been ordained by God. This church defines "marriage" as the exclusive covenant union of one man and one woman in which such union is a lifetime commitment, as described in Genesis 1:21-24.
This church will only perform weddings for couples according to this Biblical definition of marriage.
We believe that God is the source of all blessings, secular and spiritual. All that we have and are, we owe to Him. We have a spiritual debtorship to the whole world, a holy trusteeship in the Gospel, and a binding stewardship in our possessions. We respond in service to Him with our time, talents, and material possessions.
About Last Things
We believe that God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end. We believe that Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly for His own, and the dead in Christ will be raised to meet Him in the air. We believe that Christians will be judged righteously according to their deeds to either receive or lose rewards, but will live eternally in Heaven with their Lord. We believe that the unsaved will be committed to Hell and will be judged according to their deeds and cast body and soul into the lake of fire for eternity. We believe that the present Heaven and earth will be destroyed and God will create a new Heaven and a new earth where Christians will live eternally with Him.
About the Church
We believe that the present-day New Testament Church is the local body of believers who are associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel, seeking to extend the Gospel to the ends of the earth. We believe that this church is an independent body and that the New Testament speaks of the church as the body of Christ which includes all the redeemed of all ages. The Bible commands us to not "forsake" or leave behind our assembling together. Attending and participating in church provides us a way to fulfill God's commands to serve and love each other and live by the Spirit. In order to live under the control of God's Holy Spirit, the Bible explains we must "set our minds" on what the Spirit desires. Those who live by the sinful nature, according to the Bible, have their minds set on what our sinful nature desires. Church is an important way to keep the focus of our hearts and minds on Jesus. Thus, attending Church gives us the opportunity to serve and builds us up in our faith as well.
Our Position On Politics and Current Events
Living Faith Fellowship is a nonpartisan, Evangelical, Nondenominational, local Body of Jesus Christ, where we are committed to the truths of Scripture and seeing lives changed.
We are a Grace filled church that strives to reach lost and hurting families, to see them transformed by the power of God, and train them to be effective disciples to the glory of Jesus Christ.
As a Church which belongs to and follows Jesus Christ, we will not endorse or oppose individual candidates, political parties, or political platforms.
We will not base our public teachings on current events; however, we are called, as the Body of Christ, to speak biblical truth to cultural and moral issues even when these issues arise in a political context.
We will not remain silent on moral, theological, or biblical issues. As Thomas Campbell said, “Where the Bible Speaks, We Speak; Where the Bible Is Silent, We Are Silent”
The Scriptures clearly teach Christians are dual citizens; citizens of Heaven and of earthly nations. John 17:16, Ephesians 2:19, Philippians 3:20, 1 Peter 2:11
We also believe that Christians are ambassadors of Christ here on earth representing the Kingdom of Heaven.
Belonging to His Eternal Kingdom takes precedence over any worldly, temporal kingdoms.
We are thankful for the freedoms of our country and the sacrifices many have made and continue to make for them but, our allegiance lies first and foremost with the Lord Jesus Christ and His Kingdom.
As we live out our faith in our temporary home on planet earth, we want to be known more for whom we worship and what we believe rather than what we are against or with whom we disagree.
Most of all, we want to be known by our love for Jesus, our love for one another, and Christ-like love for those who oppose Him.