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Machine Gun Preacher

May 14, 2017

In 1998, Sam Childers arrived in Southern Sudan. The African nation was in the midst of the Second Sudanese War, and Sam had joined a mission group to help repair huts damaged in the conflict. During this assignment Sam stumbled across the body of a child torn apart by a landmine. He fell to his knees and made a pledge to God to do whatever it took to help the people of Southern Sudan.

His story is told in the movie “Machine Gun Preacher” where Sam is played by Gerard Butler.

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Elevate Church
8251 Pioneers Blvd
Lincoln, NE 68506

Phone: 402.489.7729

Email: elevatelincoln@gmail.com

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Sunday Mornings
9:30 AM & 11:00 AM
*Children's Church available only during the 11:00 AM Service

Wednesday Nights
Youth Group (Ages 13 -18) - 7:00 PM

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Pastors Mike and Cleo Wooten

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Mike & Cleo Wooten

Mike and Cleo are the founding pastors of Elevate.

Mike is a graduate of New Life Bible College in Cleveland, Tennessee. He is a straightforward communicator who creatively connects God's unchanging truth in an ever-changing culture through compelling and creative teaching methods.

Mike and Cleo have been active in ministry for 30+ years. In addition to pioneering churches, Mike and Cleo have served as missionaries in Mexico. They have a heart for missions, missionaries and their families.

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