About Us

Welcome to Elevate, formerly Ocala Christian Advocate*, the first faith-based publication of its kind in North Central Florida, operated by Sotomayor Media Creations LLC.**  Our mission is simple: to serve God, help others, and grow together. The goal of this publication is to bring awareness of the various ministries in North Central Florida, which elevate people out of despair into hope, happiness, and fulfillment of purpose, as well as cover faith-based topics of conversation and interest that shape our lives, our values, and most of all – our relationship with God and with one another.

John Sotomayor

Elevate
Publisher/Executive Editor

Sotomayor Media Creations LLC
President/CEO

*Intellectual property rights owned by John Sotomayor, as creator of the publication, by way of trademark and copyright.
** The publication was initially started under the business name, Lujo Media Group LLC – a business partnership which is now defunct. The operation ownership transferred to John Sotomayor as the majority owner after proper handling of the company dissolution as per the Florida LLC Act.

Ocala Christian Advocate presents it's leadership team, comprising nearly 60 years cumulative experience: (left to right) Brandon Cook, Creative Director / Website Manager (10+ years in graphic design and advertising); John Sotomayor, Publisher / Executive Editor (12+ years in media / journalism); Loy Peddie, Director of Public Relations and Distribution (17+ years in Business Development and Customer Relations); and Cristina Curbelo, Managing Editor of the Spanish language edition: Apóstol Cristiano de Ocala (20+ years in Film and Television Development, Executive Development, Writing and Editing). Ocala Christian Advocate is a publication by Sotomayor Media Creations LLC, winner of 48 awards in 10 years, including Minority Business of the Year by the Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce (2010) and the Mary Sue Rich Diversity Award in the Business Division, bestowed by the City of Ocala (also 2010). Photo by Conan Segrest, Chief Photographer of Ocala Christian Advocate and owner of Full Line Studio Inc.

In Photo: Elevate presents it’s leadership team, comprising nearly 60 years cumulative experience: (left to right) Brandon Cook, former Graphic Designer / Website Manager; John Sotomayor, Publisher / Executive Editor (12+ years in media / journalism); Loy Peddie, former Director of Public Relations and Distribution (17+ years in Business Development and Customer Relations); and Cristina Curbelo, Managing Editor of the Spanish language edition: Elevar (20+ years in Film and Television Development, Executive Development, Writing and Editing). Elevate, formerly Ocala Christian Advocate, is a publication by Sotomayor Media Creations LLC, winner of 48 awards in 10 years, including Minority Business of the Year by the Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce (2010) and the Mary Sue Rich Diversity Award in the Business Division, bestowed by the City of Ocala (also 2010). Photo by Conan Segrest, Chief Photographer of Elevate and owner of Full Line Studio Inc.

 

 

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