Dave Elliff | Lead Pastor

Dave and Mary are from Little Rock, Arkansas and have been married since 2012. They currently have three children, Caroline, Caleb and Elijah, who each have their own hilarious personalities and bring their parents much joy!

Before church planting, Dave spent three years on staff with a college ministry at the University of Oklahoma. He then moved to South East Asia for several years where he helped plant a church of university students.  It was there that God began growing Dave's passion for the local church and where he started to see the need for new churches. While completing his Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he and Mary began praying about where God might be calling them to plant their lives.  They firmly believe God has placed them in Seattle and have a desire to see those who don't know Christ find Him, and become multiplying disciples.  In their "spare time" Dave and Mary enjoy drinking good coffee, being outdoors, and playing with their kids.


kevin Black | Associate Pastor

Kevin joined Roots Community Church as an Associate Pastor in March of 2017. He moved to Seattle from Little Rock, Arkansas where he studied communications and business before working in philanthropy for 5 years. His call to ministry included two major focuses: preaching the Gospel and making disciples of Christ. Teaching, preaching, shepherding the core-team, and meeting any administrative needs make up his role at Roots. A free day for Kevin almost always includes some variation of playing sports, cooking, reading, writing, running, riding, and relaxing outside. 


Hannah Childs | Administrative Assistant

Hannah graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Business Management and Certificate in Entrepreneurial Leadership. Prior to moving to Seattle from Texas, Hannah consulted small businesses at an economic development company and helped organizations develop a strong local community. Hannah is passionate about leveraging business to create sustainable programs that bridge the gospel with the nations. Hannah joined Roots Community Church in May of 2017 and is excited to see the the city of Seattle renewed and restored through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.


Daniel Elliff | Worship Pastor

Daniel joined Roots Community Church in February of 2016 from Little Rock, Arkansas. He graduated from the University of Central Arkansas where he studied communication and public relations. Daniel has a deep desire to see people connect with, and be changed by God through praise and music and believes that corporate worship plays a significant role within the church. God placed this calling on his life in high school and he has passionately served on several worship teams since. Roots Community Church is Daniel's third church plant to be a part of. He is overjoyed to take part in God's plan for Roots and is excited to see God's gospel proclaimed in the city of Seattle.