gave his life to the Lord Easter Sunday 1989. He was pre-ordained to preach the gospel in June of 2004. Prior to accepting the call, he had been heavily involved in various ministries of MSBC. From 1998 to 2004, Rev. Dr. Elow served as Youth Leader in the Christian Youth Ministry, whereby he worked with the senior youth group to nurture and serve them. Also, from January 1998 to January 2004, he served as a Trustee for two years and then for four years served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. For five years (1999-2004), he served as Co-Chairman, which included preparing bible lessons, mentoring, and praying for the well-being of men.
The aforementioned ministries taught him how to serve God. He is currently the Assistant to Pastor of Morning Star Baptist Church and serves as overseer of the Bereavement and Visitation Ministries. Rev. Dr. Elow believes that the Lord has called him to the Ministry of Bereavement. From September 2003 to April 2004, he worked as a chaplain intern where he acquired Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) experience at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The CPE experience helped cultivate his ministry of bereavement by showing him how to tap into the inner person in order to help individuals deal with the dynamics of sickness, trauma, and even death. He acquired more CPE training though the Chaplain Residency program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital from September 2006 to May 2007, which furthered enhanced his pastoral counseling skills.
He has a Doctor of Ministry and Master of Divinity degrees with a concentration in pastoral counseling in both from Boston University School of Theology. In addition, he holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Northeastern University and Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University. Rev. Dr. Elow is honored and thanks God for sending him a beautiful and wonderful wife Melissa. They are the proud parents to three children, Micaiah, Imani and Kendall.