Where did it all start? DeMarquis R. Battle was first called by God to serve in ministry while playing college football at Valparaiso University (Indiana). Through several life changing events, DeMarquis began to have a burden for sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with his peers. With no local church to attend he would help develop a Bible study and was instrumental in starting Another Level Ministries, an organization that expressed the love of Jesus through faith-based services and events.
During spring break in 2006, DeMarquis visited his older sister who was a student at Michigan State University. While there DeMarquis went to the church she was attending and immediately, the spirit of revival fell upon him. DeMarquis knew that the next phase of his spiritual journey would be to leave Indiana and come serve under the ministry of Dr. Sean Holland and join the Epicenter of Worship Church. After his last final exam, he did just that. He packed up everything he had and drove straight to East Lansing, Michigan.
DeMarquis would again be elevated, this time as the youth pastor. His charge was to serve children from nursery age all the way up to teenagers. He quickly installed an updated discipleship curriculum and produced a new youth church service. His favorite memories of serving as the youth pastor are two revival services. The Presence, which was geared around authentic prayer and worship as well as Don't Bow, a series to encourage the youth to face the difficulties of secularism and idol worship. From that series came his first self-published book entitled Don't Bow: Standing against the Idols of our Generation.
As DeMarquis continued to serve faithfully in ministry, the Lord began to expand his secular career in higher education and his entrepreneurial endeavors as a professional speaker.
It was from his passion for ministry, education and speaking that he established Battle Leadership Group LLC, a limited liability company that helps the next generation walk in their purpose and destiny. For more information visit our website at www.battleleadershipgroup.com