"He gave some apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers.  His purpose was to equip God’s people for the work of serving

and building up the body of Christ."

- Ephesians 4:11-12 (CEB)

Lead Pastors

We have served in ministry for more than 35 years.   We both attended Southwestern Christian University in Oklahoma and Christ For the Nations Institute in Texas.  We've served local churches in various capacities in California, Canada, and Washington state, before accepting our currently ministry role at Living Praise.  We were married in 1986 and have 5 grown children and 3 grandchildren.  Lyle likes to talk.  Delores likes to listen.  It's interesting how God puts "opposites" together!  We are grateful for the church family God has called us to lead here in Southern Oregon since 2012.  We believe our best days are ahead of us!

Associate Pastors

Chris and Amber Cox have been married for 14 years, they have four beautiful daughters (that’s right, four girls!). Pray for their Daddy!


Currently serving as the associate Pastors at Living Praise, they enjoy getting to be a part of so many different ministries. Amber assists with Music Ministry , enjoys helping teach the junior age kids, and occasionally teaches the ladies bible study. Chris preaches periodically, as well as teaches bible studies.


We are blessed to be a part of such an amazing church family! 

Servant Leadership

We believe that the success of the church is not based on the talents of the few,

but the sacrifices of the many.