Cory McElvain

Pioneering Director of Zero Hour Ministries

Cory McElvain is a Kansas City and started planting microchurches in high school, driven by his passion for the global Church. He continued this work with REACH from 2007 to 2012. Later, in Lawrence, Kansas, he focused on planting collegiate microchurches alongside his CrossFit gym. Despite feeling a calling to reach students, he began working at a gym in Overland Park in 2019. Cory and Celicia prayed for their next calling. Cory and his wife Celicia launched Zero Hour Ministries under Kansas City Underground in summer 2020. Their vision: mobilize students to make disciples, forming student-led teams in schools within a 30-mile radius of Kansas City. Goal: enable every student to encounter, hear, and respond to the Gospel!


February 14, 2024

Snapshots of Innovation with Cory McElvain and Olivia Williamson

Exponential NEXT Podcast Episode 2 Series: Snapshots of Innovation Welcome to the Exponential NEXT Podcast, where we interview ministry leaders across North America who are...

September 19, 2023

LNP 47 | Microchurches for the Next Generation

Older paradigms of student ministry were focused on centralized expressions that required the next generation to be good inviters. Gen Z believers are hungry for...

September 18, 2023

Microchurches for the Next Generation

Every year, more than one million young people will walk away from the Christian faith.  The young people in America are considered to be the...