David Brittain - Lead Pastor
As Celebration's Lead Pastor since October 1999, I am more excited than ever about how God is moving. We believe that God has called us to be a bold, unstoppable force for Him. Part of what excites me is the opportunity to pass on my passions in leading Celebration. With our increased staff, I get to exercise my passion to study and teach the Bible more than ever. Having finished my Doctor of Ministry degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary only increased my passions for apologetics and encouraging Christians to embrace a Christian worldview.
I enjoy training people to build on the foundation of personal Christian integrity; to learn to use our culture to find points of contact to share Christian truth; and to help others understand that believing in God is the best option. I love it when God's people realize that faith in God makes perfect spiritual, physical, emotional, and intellectual sense. My heartbeat is to lead this church to help the poeple of Rio Rancho and Corrales experience all God has for them. The discovery that life's greatest adventure is life with God awaits everyone who will come to Jesus Christ with faith -- what I like to call "bet-your-life-on-it-belief." Family is another great passion of mine, and along with my wife, Michelle, I am loving raising my family in Rio Rancho. Our family would love to share our lives with your family. Come join us for the Celebration of a lifetime!
Zach Grafe - Associate Pastor
I have been a pastor at Celebration since 2011, and my roles include the worship ministry, youth ministry, and missions efforts of CBC. God has given me a passion for praising His name and making Him known to others within the walls of Celebration, in our local community, and around the world. My desire in all of my ministry roles is to see people reach new levels in their relationships with God – by helping Christians experience deeper worship, teaching students to explore the depths of truth and grace found in God’s Word, and sharing Jesus’ love to those who need it most.
My beautiful wife Anneliese and I were married in February of 2013 and she works alongside me in all areas of the ministry. Before joining CBC staff I worked as a financial analyst, as God prepared me for vocational ministry. I grew up in the Albuquerque area and graduated from Texas A&M University in 2007.