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Thank you for visiting our website! Elevate welcomes people from all backgrounds and walks of life, regardless of where they are in their spiritual journey.

We are a group of people that desires to be a community who serve Christ and display that by serving those around us. I want to invite you to come to Elevate, and discover the joy of being in a loving community and experiencing a personal adventure with God.

-Dermot O'Mahony



We meet every Sunday from 11:30am - 12:30pm. Click below for directions.

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About Us

We are a group of people who believe that life is an adventure. We are not about mere religion or a specific denomination; we are about introducing people to the adventure that a life with Christ can bring, and then challenging and encouraging them to live a life of significance.

We want to be an Irish church that is known for its service to you and the city of Limerick. We don't want to be a church that talks the talk, but a church that serves people.

Do you have some serious doubts about Christianity? Even more doubts about church? Not sure you could fit in, or are afraid lightning might strike if you show up? Join the club.

Seriously, Elevate is made up of people who, not long ago, felt confused about where they stood with God and could never picture themselves as part of a church. We don’t know your journey, but want you to come as you are. Bring your doubts, wear whatever you want, and you don’t even have to put on a fake smile if you don’t want to.

What To Expect

For starters, you can relax. You won't feel like a square peg in a round hole. At Elevate you can come as you are and experience a fun, encouraging, and helpful time with other people. You will not be singled out or weirded out – this is a safe place to investigate faith, find friends, and have a blast.





Here’s what you’ll find:

Short Services – Our weekend services last 60 minutes

Casual Dress – Come in whatever you feel comfortable wearing

Practical Teaching – If you can’t use it on Monday, then we won’t say it on Sunday

Authentic, Friendly People – No perfect people allowed

Childrens Classes – You're happy, and your kids are happy!

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Pastors

Our team at Elevate is made up of the many people who call Elevate their church and are dedicated to serving God and making Elevate the incredible community that it is! We wanted to list everyone, but they wouldn't let us give them the extra attention, so we decided we would just tell you about our pastors.




Dermot O'Mahony - Lead Pastor



Dermot was born in Limerick City and grew up in St. Mary’s Park (The Island). He is now married to Marie, and they have 3 beautiful children. Growing up, becoming a pastor was not even a thought in Dermot’s mind. Up to the age of 20 he would have considered himself a ‘traditional’ Catholic. He made his communion and confirmation just like everyone else, but never made his faith personal. Through a few key events in his life, he began to see the Jesus of the Bible in a new light and developed a passion to help people grow in their faith and understand the Bible.

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Dermot attended Bible college and worked at a church in the U.S. for 5 years. Seeing a need in Limerick among many who had come from a similar background to his, Elevate Community Church became a reality in 2012. Dermot’s passion and desire is to create a safe place for people to ask questions about God and faith. His desire is that people would see that God makes a real difference in day-to-day life, a difference that brings purpose and meaning to a person's life.

10 Questions for Dermot:

Describe your job in 10 words or less.
Creating an environment for people to connect with God
What is one of your favourite sports?
Golf
What is your favourite spot in Limerick?
The park next to the Curragower Falls
What is your favourite place you have traveled?
Israel
What makes you laugh the most?
Watching Youtube videos of people getting frightened, or falling
What is your favourite place to eat in Limerick?
Chicken Hut
What are your top 3 favourite movies?
Bourne movies, Shawshank Redemption, Shooter
Fun fact about you?
I’ve been to New York City over 50 times
What is your favourite family tradition?
Cooking chicken wings for Christmas dinner
If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be
Ravi Zacharias



Justin Gearing - Pastor



Justin is married to Laura and they moved from Phoenix, Arizona to serve God in Limerick City. Justin grew up in a Christian home and attended Bible college in California. He worked at a church in America as a pastor for 7 years before making the move to Ireland in 2012 to help Dermot start Elevate. He is passionate about helping people discover the real Jesus, breaking through many of the traditional barriers and bad experiences that often keep people from seeing the Jesus of the Bible.

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Justin enjoys music, sports, and community involvement. He loves seeing faith impact families, and enjoys working with children and parents to live out their faith. His greatest fulfillment comes from seeing people’s faith lived out in a way that makes a real difference in their communities, their church, and their families.

10 Questions for Justin:

Describe your job in 10 words or less.
Helping people connect with Jesus and serve their community
What is one of your favourite sports?
Football (Manchester United!)
What is your favourite spot in Limerick?
Outside the Locke bar on a sunny day!
What is your favourite place you have traveled?
Israel (The beach in Crete is a close second)
What makes you laugh the most?
Great times with good people!
What is your favourite place to eat in Limerick?
My house with friends
What are your top 3 favourite movies?
Don’t make me pick three... Braveheart, Dune, Book of Eli
Fun fact about you?
I played mens volleyball in college and won two national championships
What is your favourite family tradition?
Movie and food night
If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?
My wife