About Elevate Life Church in Frisco, Texas

Our mastery goal is to help people establish a Biblical Philosophy of life that will empower them to reach their God-given potential.

Core Values

Our four core values bring clarity to the things that matter most at Elevate Life Church. They guide how we achieve our mission and influence leadership decisions as well as daily ministry plans.



We have a reputation worthy of respect.
We make other people feel respected.


We follow the platinum rule. (Love people like God loves them)
We lead from the bottom up, not the top down.


We are life-long learners.
We embrace the unknown and uncomfortable.


We love what we do.
We positively persevere through any obstacle.


In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity. // Augustine

These basic doctrines represent what Elevate Life Church believes to be essential elements of biblical teaching. We believe that the Church should be united around these essential beliefs. We seek to not allow non-essentials to be divisive. We celebrate the freedom and differences of perspective on all non-essentials within the Church.



We believe that God created all things out of nothing and He is one in essence and three in person (Father, Son, Holy Spirit). We believe that God reveals himself to the world through Jesus Christ, Scripture and natural creation.


We believe that Jesus Christ was the Son of God – fully human and fully divine. He died for the sins of humanity and was raised from the dead so that we could no longer be separated from God.

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts humanity of sin. When we decide to follow Jesus, the Holy Spirit leads us, guides us and helps us live like Jesus.

Humanity and Sin

We believe that all human beings are made in the image of God and have the capacity for good. Every part of every person is corrupted by sin. Our sin separates us from God and is the cause of much of our difficulty.


We believe that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.

The Church

We believe that the gathering of Jesus followers (the Church) is sent into the world to shine to preach the Gospel, live like Jesus and love all people.


We believe that the Bible is inerrant, infallible, and the final authority for determining what is true (what we must believe) and what is right (how we must live). All claims of truth, behavioral and ethical standards must be tested by God’s final Word, which is Scripture alone. The beliefs, character, or conduct of a Christ-follower cannot be dictated by any other authority.

Social Justice, Critical Theory, Critical Race Theory and Gender/Sexuality

In 2021, at the conclusion of our series “The Elephant in the Room” we published the Elephant Statement. It represents our best attempt to apply these essentials to current cultural movements.

The Elephant Statement

Pastoral Team

Keith Craft

Lead Pastor

Sheila Craft

Lead Pastor

Joshua Craft

Lead Executive Pastor

David Stroud

Executive Pastor // Business Operations

Clay Jones

Clay Jones

Executive Pastor // Service Programming

Whitney Craft Jones

Whitney Jones

Executive Pastor // Service Programming

Keela Craft Ambrose

Executive Pastor // Schools

Jessica Skidmore

Jessica Skidmore

Executive Pastor // Special Projects

Buddy Flowers

Buddy Flowers

Pastor // Marriage & Family

Vickie Flowers

Vickie Flowers

Pastor // Marriage & Family

Corey Light

Pastor // Director of Operations

Rod Querry

Pastor // Executive Director of Formation

Steve Miner

Pastor // Missions & Outreach

Blake Sturm

Pastor // ELC Kids

Kelsey Sturm

Pastor // ELC Kids

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