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. 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 traditional college.

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. These types of experiences are exactly why we created Elevate Leadership Institute. It is more than a school of learning; it is a hands-on practical ministry experience. ELI is a leadership-training program that will enable you to discover, develop, and deploy the greatness God has uniquely placed in you!

My hope is that you will seize this opportunity to develop the greatness inside of you and learn how to fulfill God’s call on your life. I believe that through your time at ELI, you can 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