BIOGRAPHY

In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths. (Proverbs 3:6) 

Living Faith Quartet is a southern gospel quartet based out of Cullman Al. The ministry was formed in 1994 and has progressed over the years to include ministry opportunities in all types of venues in several different states. Our focus is to bring an uplifting message in song and testimony to a people that needs to hear and know that God cares about their every need.  Our goal is to see souls saved and lives changed.

The group consists of Rodney James(Lead), Nathan James(Baritone), Mike Foust (Tenor) and Mark Byrd(Bass). Living Faith is excited to see where God will lead them next!

Rodney James: I’ve been around gospel music since I was nine years old. Hearing my dad sing, I have always loved it but never thought I would be able to stand on stage in front of people and sing. After I was saved at the age of 22, I started singing solos at church around the age of 26 and was inspired by how God was using me to be a blessing to others. When I am not singing I am managing my Lawn Maintenance and Landscape Business. My wife Cathy and I have 3 children, Misty, Lee and Nathan and 5 grandchildren.

Nathan James: From the time I can remember I have been listening to my Dad and Granddad sing with Living Faith.  I was saved at the age of 15, then around the age of 18 they finally convinced me to try singing. When I finally did, as shy as I am, I knew that would be my ministry in God’s time. When my granddad decided it was time for him to step aside from the group, I knew this was God’s timing. My wife Tiffany and I have 3 boys, Rhett, Rhenden and Ridge.  I am employed as a route driver for Pepsi.

Mike Foust: I have always known that music would be a big part of my life. I have been singing gospel music since the age of four and at the age of eight, accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.  Since that time, I felt God's call on my life to share God's message through song.

I studied voice at Snead State Junior College and received a bachelor's degree in vocal performance from Auburn University.  During my time in college, I toured Europe, and several years later, had the privilege to sing at Carnegie Hall.  God has provided so many opportunities to sing with some very talented people all over this great country and abroad.

Over the last thirty years, I have also served as Worship Pastor in Marshall and Etowah counties. When I'm not singing or working my job at Colormasters, I enjoy tinkering on my old Ford truck.  My wife, Carol, and I live in Boaz, and we have two children, Micah and Haley, granddaughter, Carter, and a grandson on the way.  

Mark Byrd: I was raised in church and was saved at the age of 13.  At the age of 21, I was asked to sing in with a group of friends in the small country church that I attended. When God started opening doors for us to minister, I knew that God would use my effort to spread the good news in song.  Since then I have sang with several different groups, I sang with Living Faith for several years shortly after they began, but I became really involved in my church and felt I needed to leave the group at that time. But in 2015 God opened the door for me to rejoin the group. 

My wife Sandy and I have two sons, Perry and Rodney. When I am not singing I am managing our farming operation that consists of poultry houses, cattle, corn, soybeans and wheat.