Elevate Leadership Institute is an accredited two year program founded on the heart of Elevate Life Church. E.L.I. is a place where leaders are able to discover, develop and deploy their greatness.

Elevate Leadership Institute is one of a kind. No other university, job or internship can prepare someone for the level of leadership that ELI has the potential to.

This is not just an educational program, it is a life-changing experience that will lay a foundation for a person to build their life upon.




Pastor Keith Craft

Elevate Leadership Institute – President
Elevate Life Church – Lead Pastor

When I was nine years old I was called to ministry. I did not grow up in ministry and had no idea what being “called to ministry” meant. Throughout the remainder of my adolescence I continued to discover and develop my passion for God. After graduating from high school, I had one option to learn ministry: go to Bible Institute.

It was academic, but not practical; it was informational, but not transformational; it was higher learning, but not a learning experience; it was lecture driven, but not leadership training.

But now everything has changed…

Welcome to Elevate Leadership Institute. It is more than a school of learning, it is a hands-on, practical ministry experience, leadership-training program. My hope for you is that you will seize this opportunity to fulfill God’s call on your life and be fully equipped to become the leader God has called you to be.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

 - PROVERBS 3:5-6