- Elevation Church
Elevation Church in
Charlotte, North Carolinais a church plant of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. Pastored by Steven Furtick, the church was listed by Outreach Magazineas the eighth fastest growing church in the United Statesfor 2007.cite web|url=http://www.outreachmagazine.com/Library/webexclusives/Out100NoteFromEditor.asp|title= 2007 List of Fastest Growing US Churches|author=Outreach Magazine|date=October 8, 2007|accessdate=2008-08-15] As part of a church planting team, Furtick and six other families from Christ Covenant Church in Shelby, North Carolina relocated to the town of Matthews in the Charlotte area meeting in a local high school.cite web|url=http://ncmo.bpstudios.com/eng/stories/elevation.aspx|title=Growth Burst Elevation Church At The Seams|author= Norman Jameson|date=2007|accessdate=2008-08-15] On February 5, 2006, the first Sundayworship service, 121 people attended. One year after it began attendance averaged 1200 people. As of 2008, the church is now meeting at multiple sites. In Matthews, services are held at Butler High School; while in Charlotte services are held in Providence High School. On August 24, a third site was added at the McGlohon Theatre. Average attendance is around 4000.cite web|url=http://www.elevationchurch.org/subpage.htm?s=beginning|title=Beginning|author=Elevation Church|date=2008|accessdate=2008-08-15]
* [http://www.elevationchurch.org/index.htm Elevation Church] - official website
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