Meet the Staff

Leadership Staff

Doug Bedgood, Pastor of Christian Living

Doug Bedgood

Pastor of Christian Living

  • Graduate of the University of West Florida and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
  • Married to Jana. Two children and one daughter-in-law.
  • At Celebration since 2008.
Doug Bedgood, Pastor of Christian Living

Scott Carter

Mission Pastor

  • Graduate of Samford University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Malaysia Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Married to Crystal. 5 children.
  • Served as a missionary with the International Mission Board for 18 years.
  • At Celebration since September 2020.
David Emmert, Lead Pastor

David Emmert

Lead Pastor

  • Graduate of the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
  • Married to Pam. Two children and one son-in-law.
  • Served as missionary for 10 years in Zambia and Ethiopia.
  • At Celebration since 2006.
Warren Halstrom, Worship Pastor

Warren Halstrom

Worship Pastor

  • Graduate of Western Washington University and the University of British Columbia.
  • Former international recording artist
  • Married to Shelly. Four children, one daughter-in-law and one son-in-law.
  • At Celebration since 2006
Tommy Hendricks, Family Pastor

Tommy Hendricks

Family Pastor

  • Graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
  • Married to Jo. Seven children.
  • Served with the North American Mission Board.
  • At Celebration since 2006.
Aaron Sheffield, Student Pastor

John Lizarazo

Pastor of Celebration en Español

  • Graduate of Rio Grande Bible College.
  • Married to Angie. Three children.
  • At Celebration since 2019.
Aaron Sheffield, Student Pastor

Aaron Sheffield

Student Pastor

  • Graduate of Clearwater Christian College.
  • Married to Allyson. Two children.
  • At Celebration since 2010.
Natalie Thomas, Business Administrator

Natalie Thomas

Business Administrator

  • Graduate of Florida A&M University
  • Married to Angus. Two children.
  • At Celebration since 2007.

Meet the team.

Laurie Arnaldo

Student Ministry Assistant

Jerri Chesney

Adult Ministries Assistant

Spencer Doster

Videography Assistant

Landon Hardeman

Children's Ministry Director

Brittony Henderson

Human Resources

Jimmie Horne

Maintenance Team Leader

Brandon Kelley

Student Ministry Associate

JoAnn Kirkland

Lead Pastor's Assistant

Stephan Laine

Production Director

Pam Lueck

Kinderschool Director

Katrina McMillan


Jessica McNeil


Lori Messina

Accounts Payable

Sherrie Miller

Preschool & Child Care Coordinator

Holly Mills

After School Director

Kerrick Norton

Maintenance Team

Kimberly Prutsman

Worship Volunteer Coordinator

Johanna Reyes

Missions Ministry Assistant

Adrien Rodriguez

Maintenance Team

Gaby Rodriguez

Administrator's Assistant

Jennifer Sadberry

After School/Summer Camp

Barbara Sessions

Accounts Receivable

Kaitlin Shafer

Student Girl's Ministry Director

Melanie Stowers

Kinderschool Registrar

Shannon Vaughan

Kinderschool Administrative Assistant

Dennis Walker

First Impressions Coordinator

Chari Wester

Connections Coordinator

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