The Dream: A Message from Founding Senior Pastor, Keith Loy
I believe we are in a very rare and God-ordained moment as a church. It seems over and over that God’s hand is being revealed. With all my heart I want to thank you for your continued prayers, your insightful wisdom, and your insane courage to take this incredible next step. As we’ve been looking to the Lord for His revelation of who we are and want to be, the leadership has come together united, believing that the below captures our vision and mission as His church.
Celebrate exists to be a family of:
- Open Doors (where everyone is welcome)
- Open Hands (to give freely and sacrificially)
- Open Hearts (that love unconditionally)
We are committed:
- To come alongside the children of Terry Redlin Elementary and help them reach their dreams
- To help those who have been incarcerated to find real freedom
- To serve single moms and help them find healing and hope to living the victorious life
- To befriend and value those who are mentally and physically disabled
- To plant healthy. Kingdom-minded churches
- To grow our children and empower our youth to reach their God-given potential
- To gift orphans with the opportunity to be a part of a forever family
(Matthew 25:33-40: Philippians 2:3-4: Galatians 6:2, 9-10: James 1:27: 1 John 3:16-18: Ezekiel 16:49: Proverbs 19: 17: Proverbs 14:31: Proverbs 28:27:John 13:34-35: Luke 6:38:Jeremiah 22: 16-17)
I love being your pastor. I love doing this journey with you. To God be the glory.
Keith Loy, Founding Senior Pastor, and his wife, Kay
Testimonials of Lives Changed
Alicia and Derek
Chas and Char Handy
Men's LIFE Group
Becky and Dan Frederiksen
Married Couples Group
Chad and Kari
Ron and Christy Green
I have been working very hard to get my credit back on track. Sometimes it feels like, no matter what, it doesn’t improve. I get frustrated, it’s hard sometimes, I get overwhelmed and do not see the light at the end of the tunnel. I tithe and I try to do more than just bare minimum, but can’t always. I am a single mom and I don’t receive help from the government; it isn’t a matter of pride, it’s just that the Lord told me He would take care of me a long time ago. He is so faithful and has always provided what we need, when we needed it. I have learned (and continue to learn) to be dependant on Him.
Well, with all this frustration I was thinking ‘maybe I could just not tithe for a bit and get caught up.’ But then, Pastor Keith preached the B.Y.S.S. message and reminded me of why I need to do what I need to do. Do what is right always, always do what His Word says. Read more…
I was married to my wife for 25 years, in which I felt I wasn’t getting what I wanted out of it. I told my wife I wanted a divorce and 3 months later it was final. After I was with another woman for 1 1/2 years, Keith started his marriage series. At that time I realized I hadn’t been fully committed in my marriage and most of our problems were my doing. Read more…
As a kid, I was basically forced to go to church. It’s not to say that I didn’t believe in God; I did, but I thought of Him as like a wish-granter. I started reading the New Testament and going to church while in Marine Corps Boot Camp, just to help me focus and get me through, but I still didn’t feel that connection. In May of 2006, I got married. It was a good marriage that was rocky at times. In that same year, I went outside the marriage. We eventually got divorced in 2009 but stayed living together, trying to make it work. Read more…
My husband brought me to Celebrate for the first time in 2012. We came but I was not a true believer; I just came because everyone was nice. I knew God was real but I had doubts about Jesus being His son, and other aspects of Christianity. I was attending Celebrate Recovery, which reinforced what we learned about on the weekends, and started to grow. But then, in 2014, two loved ones passed away and I began turning to alcohol and meth. This lead to poor choices including DUIs. I turned away from church. Our family’s life became a disaster. We lost our jobs. We lost our home. We lost our children. We lost each other. Read more…
In hurt and bitterness, I cut my dad out of my life for five years. During these five years, God worked on my dad and on me to change us into who He made us to be. Through Celebrate, God encouraged my dad. Through other believers, God showed me my need for His forgiveness and my need to forgive my dad.
Six years later, my dad and I worship together in God’s house at Celebrate and my dad (my Popsi) is one of my best friends! Praise God!
I have been an addict, in jail, had PTSD, was depressed, wanted to end my life, and had lost those I loved. I almost lost my wife to divorce. But, by the grace of God, He gave me the strength to get through the storm. God gave me people in my life to help me grow and overcome. I am still human and I will fall short, but God will never fail me even if I can’t see Him. I will trust Him through every valley and every mountain top.