Dennisa & Zach
Zach and Dennisa (pronounced like "Vanessa") are not only married but they share a passion for ministry that roots back to before they met. Zach grew up in church, as a pastor's kid and has had a heart for worship from a very young age. Dennisa gave her life to God as a teenager and in bible school developed a passion for learning and preaching the word of God.
The two met, fell in love, and were married in 2003. They answered the call of God as a couple when they started full time ministry together in 2004. With nearly two decades of pastoral ministry experience, they've served in just about every area of local church ministry: from children to mature adults, from small groups to urban outreach, from intimate times of worship to large evangelistic events. They've also been blessed to be able to learn from different church models: from a new, built-from-the-ground-up church plant to larger and growing, established ministries.
They began hosting a weekly worship night in their Alewa Heights home with a handful of people at the end of 2015. Within a few months, their living room was full. elevate church HI was born.
Zach and Dennisa have been blessed with the two most amazing kiddos, Abigail and Ezekiel, whom they absolutely adore. They both currently serve on the worship & tech team. The newest (& hairiest) member of the family is their dog: Tito Taquito.
elevate church HI is proud to be a part of the Foursquare Movement
As a Denomination, Foursquare has 5 identity Keystones:
We look for and prepare leaders to lead in their own context: ethnically, culturally, geographically, and locally. We understand and prioritize the raising up of leaders from within the context, leading with both the eyes and heart to notice and develop them.
Women in Senior Leadership:
We hold the value and belief that women should be celebrated and equipped for every area of ministry leadership. We empower leaders who champion as well as submit to women in leadership authority.
We want leaders who embrace the whole gospel: sharing the Good News in both word and deed. This means embracing both evangelism and social action/care as an integrated approach to ministry. We look for leaders who both proclaim God’s kingdom and know how to demonstrate it.
We want to find ourselves operating in a balanced approach to worship and ministry, not falling into extremes in either direction, but walking in the middle of the road where both the Word and the Spirit are valued and prioritized. This has been described as, “In the essentials unity, in the non- essentials liberty, and in all things charity.”
We want leaders who embrace the work and power of the Holy Spirit in and through our lives today. We look for evidence of a prioritization of the Holy Spirit’s presence and power in both word and action among our leaders.