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Dan Elder & Lori Elder
Bishop & Sr. Pastor
1st lady & Director of Women's Ministry
Hi everybody! Most ministers use this area to ramble on to you about how great a minister I am and how great our church is right???? Well we all know it is all about HIM and not me and not the church. We are just the open vessels for His use. The Lord has blessed me with the ascension gift ministry of an apostolic pastor and uses me in the prophetic. I am open to anything He would like to do with me so I can not put a label on all of the giftings He uses me in. I know one thing and that is His word is true and He cannot fail. Everything else falls under this truth. God is God and there is no other. I will not bow to any other because there is none. I pray to my Father God in the name/authority of His son Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit. He is so awesome I cannot understand why you would not want to know Him if you do not already. Once you are there, it is time to grow in Him and follow Him into what ever He has
for you. My job is to get you to grow up into Him. I hope you are ready for the journey! Lets go!
For my historical data, here we go: I was married for 27 years till the Lord took my wife Lynn home to be with him Oct. 8, 2005. I have three children, Chrystal, Dan and Rob all above 30 years of age. I have one son-in-law (Terry) and two grandchildren (Jessica and Austin) (guess who they belong to?). I remarried April 22, 2006 to Lori, who the Lord has placed in my life and me in hers as soul mates and for us both to grow and move on in the Lord. Lori has two children, Randy and Chantel. We are expecting some great things from the Lord in all of this. Lots of ministry ahead.
I accepted the Lord's provision and started my journey with him in 1982. I was baptized in the Holy Spirit and in water the same year. I have been serving the Lord in many ways over the years. He has had me teaching Sunday school, church clerk, cleaning, digging, whatever needed to be done. I like to be the first one there and the last to leave if possible. I have served under some great men of God as lay minister, substitute minister, associate pastor, assistant pastor and other ministry positions without titles. I taught with Prison Fellowship in many prisons in the area (which I greatly miss).