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Elevate Ministries traces its inception to 1985 when Carl and Bonnie Friedrich along with their 10-year-old son Adam, left their home and business in Arizona to pioneer a new church. That church first opened its doors in a small storefront building in the city of Buena Park. The heart-felt founding mission was that God loved those who were lost and wanted to restore relationship with them. After reaching into the neighborhoods of Orange County with this good news, many converts came to know Christ.


After outgrowing the small storefront, the church relocated to Anaheim, California. There a revival broke out and some of the early converts expressed a desire to expand our vision to the neighboring communities. As a result, several new churches were planted, forming a network of like-minded ministries. A hunger for oversees mission was so palatable that members of the church traveled to many nations of the world, resulting in international church planting.


After outgrowing the Anaheim location Elevate Ministries once again moved, this time to its current location in the city of Orange. Here, a fresh move of God’s Spirit moved on a new generation as many young people were drawn into the Kingdom. Today, after almost 4 decades Elevate has become a viable ministry and has become a dynamic center of Christian influence in the community. From its humble beginnings, our church has experienced a breath of heaven upon its efforts, and one visit is all it will take for you to see for yourselves what is possible that God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things for His Name. 

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