After achieving a B.S. in Strategic Communication from Oklahoma State University, Eli accepted a full-time position with Life.Church (Craig Groeschel) at the Shawnee, OK campus. After seven fruitful months at Life.Church, Eli was given the opportunity to become an Associate Youth Pastor. Feeling compelled by God to move back to Tulsa, Eli hesitantly turned down the opportunity. He now works full time servicing and acquiring clients for BMCFerrell. In his free time, he serves at Life.Church, takes photographs, and adventures around Tulsa and beyond.