Our Ministry Leaders

Bruce Garner
Bruce GarnerSenior Pastor
Bruce has served Faith Tabernacle Church since 1979 in a variety of capacities, now as the senior pastor. He came to faith in Christ while working in New Zealand trying to re-invent himself. Jesus did the re-inventing. He and his wife, Sharon have been married over 40 years. They have two married daughters, and three delightful grandchildren. Bruce likes to ride his trail bike and has recently taken up running 5K races where he consistently places near the last in his age group.
Marvin Downs
Marvin DownsYouth and Young Adult Pastor
Marvin is married to his beautiful wife Brooke Downs. His heart has always been to see people delivered and set free. He served in youth ministry at Faith since he graduated from Faith High School in 2008. Marvin is also spoken word poet and speaks to youth city wide, specifically young men about purity and true manhood. His heart is to see teenagers and young adults live in freedom and to pursue their purpose!
Tara Ruff
Tara RuffChildren’s Pastor
Tara has been serving in ministry for 17+ years and has served as a children’s pastor for the last 8 years. She and her husband Patrick have been married for 15 years and they are blessed with two fun and energetic children. They enjoy the outdoors together as a family camping, riding bikes and playing basketball. Tara has a strong passion to see children and their families grow and walk deeply in the gifts of the Spirit. Tara is excited to watch as families connect in their relationship with Christ.