OUR HISTORY

2009 Pastor Gary Satterly felt God calling him to plant a church in Scottsburg Indiana. They began meeting on Thursday nights in a small banquet hall called LJ's on the north side of Scottsburg with 5 people and Elevation Church was born. The congregation began to grow and services moved to Sunday mornings in December of that year.

 

2010 Elders were added as the congregation continued to grow to about 45 people. The first annual Fall Festival was held for the community in October where we served and ministered to 500 people.

 

2011 Elevation was starting to grow quickly and we purchased the old Travel Authority building in October. This is now the current location on 660 South Boatman Road in Scottsburg.  We also had our second annual Fall Festival on the property the day before we had our first Sunday service there.

 

2012 Pastor Aaron Scudder and Pastor David Richie joined the leadership team. The church continued to grow and Student and Children's ministries were expanded. We had to build a makeshift small building to use for our Children's Church because of the growth.  We also launched our first VBS in that Summer. 

 

2013 Elevation purchased the property directly to the South of the building for expansion. Record numbers of children came out to the VBS and Fall Festival outreaches. Many elders, directors, teachers, and helpers were added to our ministry and leadership teams.

 

2014 We welcomed our new worship pastors, Pastor Eric and Shala Rodgers, to our leadership team!  We started drawing up plans to build a new Student Center because of the growth in our Children's department.

 

2015 Was a big year for Elevation. We went to two services on Sunday mornings, a 9:00am and 11:00am.  We broke ground on our new Student Center. We moved our Easter service offsite to the Austin High School auditorium to accommodate our rapid growth with a record attendance of 600.

 

2016 Was another great year we Praise God for! We finished our state of the art Student Center and purchased more property west of church to expand and build a new auditorium.  Shortly after the completion of the new Student Center, we remodeled our current facility by adding new administrative offices and a conference room.  Our annual Fall Festival had a record turnout where we ministered to and served over 3000 people.

 

2017 We celebrated a record-breaking crowd for Easter, remodeled our kitchen facilities and purchased a new digital sign. We added Denny Bontrager to our elder board. We said goodbye to our Worship Pastors, Eric and Shala Rogers and we welcomed our new Worship Pastors, David and Denise Chaney. We also said goodbye to Youth Pastors Zack and Lauren Fuehring and we welcomed Youth Pastors Greg and Amanda Shuler. We also launched a powerful Intercessory Prayer Ministry.

2018 We got off to a great start in 2018. We purchased another 2.6 acres of land to the north of the church. In the near future this property will be used for a new 1000 seat sanctuary - to God be the Glory! We also purchased a 17 passenger shuttle van for traveling to off-campus events. The digital sign was installed on our new property. Over 900 people came to ECM for another record-breaking Easter weekend! We began streaming our worship services live on Facebook. Our Youth Ministry is growing by leaps and bounds under the direction of Pastor Greg Shuler. We expanded our safety and security teams and added additional state of the art security equipment. We invested in our families by hosting an amazing weekend marriage conference. We invested in our community and local church by hosting a regional security seminar. We welcomed Pat and Tina Coyle to the pastoral team. They launched Purpose Driven - a dynamic young Adult Ministry that targets the ministry needs of 18 - 32 year olds. We invested in a new, larger storage shed and converted our current storage space into a state of the art classroom. God is blessing Elevation Church!

2019 Here we grow again. We experienced record growth and giving throughout 2019. February solidly broke our all time giving record for a single month. We invested in the marriages of our church by hosting another incredible XO Marriage Conference. We’ve made a significant improvement in our sound system by investing in and installing new main speakers and other needed equipment. Our Easter services were packed out. We reached out to the kids of Scott County with our biggest and best VBS yet. We launched Back To Joy Grief Recovery classes. We also launched our first round of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. We had a spectacular 10 year reunion celebration blowout! This year’s Fall Festival had more that 5000 attendees! 2019 has been another incredible year full of God’s blessings! We are so grateful!

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