Our History

Elevate Church was incorporated in 2001 (originally as White mountain Christian Church) as an outreach to the White Mountains Region of North Western Hew Hampshire. Jim and Angel Anan and John and Dorothy Anan relocated (from NJ and DE respectively) to the Littleton, NH area in April of 2001 and began the process of  settling in and setting the foundation of the church. The ministry began by holding home bible study and prayer meetings with the purpose of establishing relationships and casting a vision for this new work.

This format continued until public meetings began in 2002. As the church began to grow, various rented meeting locations were used to conduct services. In mid 2004 the church rented space in the former Littleton Hospital that was being renovated for office space. It was here that the church began to mature and train a committed core of members to bring the ministry to the next level of growth.

The church continued to meet in this rented space for the next 2.5 years. During this time the Lord was refining His call and assignment for Elevate. In the Fall of 2006 after a time of praying and seeking the Lord for the next step in our journey, a large, abandoned factory complex came onto our radar screen as a possible location to establish a home base. After investigating and viewing the space we knew that this was a door that God was opening for us.

With a small church and no real money to speak of we put in an offer to purchase the facility. To our excitement, the offer was accepted and now we were faced with the daunting task of coming up with the money! We contacted a few banks, which promptly informed us that this would be nearly impossible based on the church’s financial situation. God had other plans, though. We contacted a ministry friend from New Jersey who is involved in financing and told him our story. Through many divinely directed steps he was able to connect us with a lending institution with which we found tremendous favor. Our task from that point was to come up with 20% of the purchase price which was about 20% more money then we presently had!

God will always make a way, however. Still short about $45,000 for the down payment, we approached the seller of the property with a request for some assistance. They not only assisted but gave us the $45K for a gift! So, in May of 2007 we were able to close on the property and in June we held our first service in what is now being called “The Bridge Community Resource Center”. It is 37,000 sqft of Kingdom potential.

A large part of the mission and vision of the church is to establish a regional outreach center that will impact the entire White Mountain Region of NH.  This facility will house the church and it’s ministries and also function as a Community Resource Center to serve the needs of families and individuals in all spheres of life. Some of what we envision this facility housing are; a state of the art youth center, single parent support programs, after school and daycare programs, crisis pregnancy center, a counseling and healing center for marriages and individuals, a food and clothing pantry, and a family recreation center.

We believe God has lead us to the facility and that the time is now to launch this next phase. Littleton and the surrounding communities are at the beginning stages of  a very robust economic growth period and population influx. The size, cost and location of this facility make it ideal to become the home base for our vision.  Ongoing renovations and development of the property will be preformed in stages through funding from the church membership as it continues to grow, through gifts and grants that we will be applying for and through other donation sources that are available to the ministry.

God will make a way where there seems to be no way—and He’s not finished yet!