Drake Elkins | City Church Boulder | Boulder, Colorado

Danielle and I have been married for 7 years and have two little guys: Greyson (2 years old) and Asher (3 months old). Greyson loves cars, trucks and dirt! Asher loves smiles! Danielle is gifted and passionate about people, music, photography, and essential oils! I find myself loving craft coffee, disc golf, my family, our city, and empowering and equipping people to know God, identify their purpose, and make a difference.

We both went to Dallas Baptist University for our Undergrad work and I finished my Masters at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. We served in student ministry for 7 years in Fort Worth, TX and saw God change hundreds of lives through our time there.

We packed up our lives and moved to Boulder in November of 2016 with a call from God to plant a life-giving church in our city. Since then we’ve seen God do incredible things as we’ve been building teams, raising the funds necessary to launch, and serving our community.

We are currently in our team building stage and praying God would allow us to build a team of 70-80 adults that would set us up to launch with critical mass and momentum in the fall of 2018.



John Markum | LifeCity Church | Santa Clara, California

John Markum is a 2004 grad of BBC-Springfield, and has served as an associate pastor for nearly 10 years before setting out to plant LifeCity Church in Santa Clara, CA in 2013. John was sent out by Edgewood Baptist Church of Rock Island, IL where he and wife, Tiffany, served as their singles/young adults pastor. LifeCity officially launched September 0f 2014. Being strategically positioned in the heart of Silicon Valley, John's church plant faced amazing opportunity and unique challenges. John's vision is to establish LifeCity Church as a catalyst for planting dozens of more churches around the San Francisco Bay - and from there reach the world through the transient residents.