Celebration has officially voted Jesse Parker to be our new Senior Pastor! Jesse and his family will be joining us from North Carolina starting in January (2022). We are excited to welcome them into our church family. More information on Jesse will be here soon.
I have served as the Worship Leader at Celebration since Fall of 2019. I have been worshipping with Celebration since my family moved here when I was 15 and I became a part of our fabulous Youth Group. I met my beautiful wife Akayla at Celebration and we have been married over 10 years. I gave my life to the Lord at a young age and He has been steadfast to keep me by His side through all of life's hills and valleys.
I've been leading the church in song in various capacities since a young age. When I was a member of the Youth Group at Celebration I led our youth praise band for a number of years. Under the guidance and teaching of some wonderful Worship Leaders and Pastors before me I've learned much about both music and what the Bible teaches us about worship.
Celebration has an amazing culture of Worship that I am proud to be a part of. We have a wonderful and dedicated group of musicians, vocalists, AV, and technology servants who make our corporate times of Worship a blessing. We believe that worshipping our Lord is one of the most important things we can do as followers of Christ - and we do it together as much as possible.
There are many places in the Bible we are told to worship the Lord through music, such as 1 Chronicles 16:23:
Sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Proclaim His salvation from day to day.
Declare His glory among the nations,
His wonderful works among all peoples.
I also believe it is to our own benefit as a family of believers that we worship together, as stated in Colossians 3:16:
Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
It is with these principles in mind that I strive to guide Celebration to praise and worship the Almighty God in spirit and in truth.