Pastor Kevin and Susan both grew up just outside of Greenville, SC and were high school sweethearts. They got married in 2001 after Kevin finished his college basketball career at Presbyterian College and graduated with a B.S. degree in Business Management.
Kevin went on to complete a Master of Divinity at Mid-America Seminary in Memphis, TN. He then served as a Student Pastor at Midway Church in Atlanta for several years and started a thriving ministry on the local college campus. It was out of that ministry and amazing local church that God began to place on their hearts a desire to start a similar life-giving church.
A love for San Diego and the people of this wonderful city led them here five years ago to start Elevate Church under the calling of God.
Their passion from the beginning has been simple: raise up a community of people who love God and love others.
Kevin and Susan are characterized by a life of faith and a desire to see people experience the greatest life that one could ever experience: abundant life in Christ (John 10:10).
Kevin and Susan have four children: Naomi, Elijah, Jeremiah, and Ava. Yes, you read that correctly: Four! Susan really is one amazing woman! She not only keeps Kevin straight but keeps our family moving forward. Starting a church, being a wife, and mom certainly has its challenges. Susan is Kevin’s biggest support and an incredible mother to their four kids!