Elijah grew up in the greater Seattle, Washington area, where he and his family actively attended church. As a young man, he turned to atheism in search of universal truth, and at his lowest point, he hated the god he grew up hearing about. After getting connected to Mattie through the heavy music scene in 2009, he spent time in relationship with him and eventually had a life-changing encounter with God in January of 2013. Currently, he oversees administration and curriculum development as the Director of Awakening Evangelism. Elijah burns to see believers unified for the sake of the Gospel, and to embrace the beauty and diversity of expression in the Kingdom. He lives in Mobile, Alabama with his wife, Macie, and daughters, Malaela and Mischa.