The Lord Jesus graciously saved Elias at a young age as he grew up in a Christian home. In 2003 he graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from The Master’s College in Los Angeles, CA. During his time there he felt the Lord calling him into the ministry. After graduating he spent time with missions organizations in Mexico, and Indonesia, and with a non-profit organization in Iraq doing IT work. From 2005-2008 he was youth pastor for Oakhurst Evangelical Free Church near Yosemite, CA. In 2008 he began studying for his M. Div. at The Cornerstone Seminary in Vallejo, CA where he plans to graduate in 2014.
Elias and his wife Jelaya have been married just over one year and live in Vallejo, CA.