Elaine was born to Reverend Deforest and Isabell Craze. She was the younger of two daughters. Elaine is married to Kenneth Leslie Hollmer and has two sons, Jonathan and David, two daughter-in-laws, three grand daughters, two grandsons, a great-grand daughter, and great-grandson.
In a little church that her parents were pastoring, Elaine began singing at the age of 3 yrs. old. She would persuade her father to let her sing because, "God wants me to sing a song every Sunday morning." All her childhood, youth, and adolescence, Elaine knew that she was different than the other children because her only desire was to be used by God.
At age 13, she recorded her first album. While recording, unbeknownst to her, there was a lady standing outside the recording studio listening as she sang. The lady was in tears as the anointing of God radiated from this little 13 yr. old girl. The lady was Dottie Rambo. Mrs. Rambo was her favorite singer and songwriter. Mrs. Rambo asked if she could sing back up vocals on this album. Of course, Elaine said yes.
In 1981, Elaine became the president of Elaine Hollmer Ministries and has ministered abroad to 10 countries and all over the United States. Presently, she is the Pastor of Fort Payne Christian Center, as well as, holding three annual "Call to Holiness" conferences, numerous camp meetings and still fulfills the office of Evangelists that God has appointed her to. Most recently, God spoke to Elaine and told her to hold a school for young girls. In 2010 she held the first annual, "Girls school of the Spirit."
Now Elaine, as always, is breaking new ground in her ministry. Her love for people and an insatiable desire to do the will of God has birthed the Daily Devotionals that will be available on her website. It's a desire to serve God's people and get the word of God into their daily life and let them know that, "Christ in them is the hope of glory."