Student-driven Elevation Church has high attendance

Sophomore recreation management major Weston Lawrence (left) celebrates after being baptized at Elevation Church on Sept. 22. Elevation has an average attendance of 350 students each Sunday. Photo courtesy of Erica Serrano. Elevation Church has become a popular destination for Appalachian State University students on Sunday mornings.

Sunday services average approximately 350 students with more than 150 students volunteering on the weekends or participating in small groups during the week, said Kevin Simons, Elevation AppState site coordinator.

“We are a student-driven extension site of Elevation Church, which is based in Charlotte, N.C., and has over 14,000 people in weekly attendance,” Simons said. “Pastor Steven Furtick preaches bold, relevant messages from Charlotte that we simulcast to Boone.”

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