Celebration is a five star church that teaches the gospel message of Jesus Christ from Genesis to Revelation. You receive healing for mind, body and soul and leave ready to meet the world as salt that does not lose its flavor.
4557 E Tulare StFresno, CA 93702
I found my home church! Everyone is very welcoming, and the atmosphere is great. The worship is energetic and passionate, and the messages are powerful, yet practical. Their children's ministry is awesome too. Definitely a church worth checking out!
I love this church! Because of Celebration, I've been introduced to a God that can absolutely change and transform your life. The staff, leadership, and volunteers have made me feel welcomed from the moment i stepped foot in their building. I've been to both campuses and the way they connect and truly care about people is unreal. My family, my finances, MY LIFE is so much better as a result of connecting myself to this church. They speak the truth of the Word in all its entirety and I'm so grateful for that. I would recommend this church to ANYONE!
Celebration Church never made me feel more welcome. They don't judge you or make you feel uncomfortable. They don't care what you have or don't have, just that your there.
Celebration has been a God send in my life and the lives of my family. Never have I felt so loved and welcomed. The pastors love people and want the very best for them. Celebration Church is a great place to learn from the bible, make new friends and get equipped for a better life!
As you enter and start listening to them talk about the tithe listen to how they make you feel bad if you cant afford to give. It breaks my heart that because of this very thing i have met many people that say when they dont have money they just dont go to church because they dont want to walk out feeling condemned! Read it for yourselves in Pauls scripture below! Obviously God goes to and fro searching the hearts of men and if all you have is a penny to give because of your situation and cannot afford to give God will take what you give out of the kindness of your heart and multiply it! He wants you blessed and as you are blessed and have more He wants your thanksgiving to Him and want to give more! But not under compulsion as they do hear!5 So I thought it necessary to urge the brothers to visit you in advance and finish the arrangements for the generous gift you had promised. Then it will be ready as a generous gift, not as one grudgingly given. 6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:5-8)
Come just as you are and you will experience the life God has for you. The people here are so loving. The staff has helped me in so many situations. I'm thankful to be a part of a church that cares about people and loves God. I watched my neighbor's kids get backpacks from this church when the mom couldn't afford to get them. I love this church!
A note to the wise... beware of Christians who just cannot stand for a pastor to be paid well. It's funny that we go to expensive restaurants, leave huge tips (20%) and never once think about what kind of home and car the waiters and restaurant owners drive and live in? Why is it that when it comes to attending church where all giving is completely voluntary... all of a sudden you want to know where the cash is going! The god of this world is money, and you can see it in the various posts here with bitter people who want to tell the pastor what he can drive and where he can live...etc. One of the most difficult and thankless jobs in the world is pastoring a church... and some of these posts are a testimony as to how thankless it is. I pastored a church myself for nearly 20 years and I grew so tired of this kind of criticism that I decided to join the work force and leave the pastoring to those who were tough enough to continue it. Guess what, I've made much more money doing meaningless things in the work force than I was ever paid for saving souls! Go figure!! Now I work for my cash... making more and living in an even bigger house and driving my dream BMW... and I don't have anyone complaining that I'm living lavishly off the church. I do my ministry free of charge and and happier than ever. A person with the skill and talents of someone like Pastor Randy Hand would make millions in the real world of business. He is being paid probably much less than he's worth in the business world. I know I was and when I defended myself, nobody believed it until I decided to show them. Those people are probably still complaining about their new pastor... it never stops with those who love money. To all you who attend Pastor Randy's church... give as unto the Lord and he will bless you for your giving. Don't listen to the bitter money lovers... they will always try to cast doubts while serving their money. Remember, giving is voluntary... don't give unless you want to. The Word doesn't say how much to give, it just promises that if you do, it will be "pressed down and shaken together, and given back to you!" Believe the Lord on giving and your life will be fabulously blessed! Don't bother with the nay-sayers... They are always around contributing nothing but bitterness. God bless you all abundantly! With all that said; I don't believe in a "prosperity" gospel at all... the point of the gospel only promises prosperity for your eternal soul. But God is good to givers and gives back... that's a promise... and it works... but the gospel is not about your financial prosperity... it's about your salvation and your place in the life to come. Keep your eye on the prize (that heavenly city)! Nathan Reynolds / Lathrop, CA, former pastor of Hayward Christian Life Center in Hayward, CA.
im not perfect..no one is perfect neither is the church but that why i go ..i think pastor dale is very open when it comes to any topic ....which is a good thing..i love the worship team and the daycare..all the staff are really nice ..and i would love to thank pastor dale for the outstanding service he gave in "ERIQ E" my brother in law funeral THKS PASTOR DALE & CHURCH KEEP DOING WHAT YOUR DOING:)....
Please pray before visiting this place. If you are a regular attender, it might be a good idea to take a step back and really see if what is going on here is really biblical.I think a lot of the positive reviews are probably from Celebration staff members. I attended Celebration for over 2 years. At first I thought it was the most awesome place. It is true that the music is great. The diversity of the people is great. The messages demand attention. I didnt begin to sense something was off until I started serving and really reading the scriptures for myself. In full. One thing I noticed, that someone else mentioned, is that you hardly ever saw Pastor Randy. How is he leading a congregation when he only carries on with the &quot;elite?&quot; Also, I think a lot of what they say are half-truths. They read from the bible but will often times take things out of context. For instance,they would say &quot;God wants us abundantly blessed with perfect finances, health, relationships...etc.&quot; While all of that sounds good, the bible is clear that this life is not all there is and we are to have hardships so that we mature, and grow spiritually. I can honestly say while my time at Celebration made me &quot;feel&quot; good, it was just that. A feeling. This church is very &quot;self&quot; oriented. If you want to learn how to get rich, dress well, and hear great music, you will love it. If you want to become more like Jesus, please keep looking.