Pastor Elms began his ministry under the leadership and instructions of the late David F. Gray. After 25 years with him, he left to take over the pastorate in Los Angeles. During his tour of military duty in Washington D.C., he took two semesters of Koine Greek at the Washington Bible College. He has served the UPCI in several positions, including Presbyter in the Western District for 15 years and SoCal District Secretary for four years. He recently retired as pastor of Harvest Tabernacle in Los Angeles after forty-five years of service. We are so thankful to have him and all his years of experience in teaching and ministry training.