We believe it is essential to make Christ real to this generation by focusing much of our energy on vibrant, life-impacting, Bible-based, application-centered programming for teens and young children. All who attend our Sunday worship services enjoy a contemporary and relaxed style. The Holy Spirit continually moves in these services in fresh and powerful ways through healing and prophecy. The preaching of the Word of God at Celebrate! Family Church places a strong emphasis on faith, and Pastor Eric is well-known for his very down-to-earth approach.
A RICH PAST
We trace our beginnings to a small group started by Rev. Thomas Nelson in a home in Mt. Morris in 1974. The fledgling family of God soon grew, meeting at a local funeral home. In 1979, as Community Gospel Church, we purchased our first church building, our home for the next 17 years. We became affiliated with Elim Gospel Church of Lima in 1990, taking the name Elim Gospel Church of Mt. Morris. Mr. John Scorsone of the Lima church was invited to pastor the Mt. Morris congregation, and the church continued to grow and prosper. Two years later, in May of 1992, Pastor John was promoted into the presence of the Lord, and Eric Scott was invited to lead the church. Pastor Eric and his wife Deby have now overseen over two and a half decades of grounding and growth in the church.
As the church continued to grow, it moved to a new location on Main Street, Mt. Morris in 1996, its home for the next 11 years. And in 2007, the church moved to its current location in Leicester (formerly Peter’s Party Complex), and took the new name of Celebrate! Family Church.
A HEART FOR THE WORLD
“Live Life… Give Love… Share the Lord!” is our motto, and we take seriously our mission to provide the hope of Jesus Christ to this generation by growing Christ’s followers. We pursue the task of nurturing lasting change in His believers, so that they can take the Word out and impact the world. We rejoice to see that impact affect people not only in Leicester, but as far away as Rochester, Mexico, Kenya, Hong Kong, and elsewhere. The support of established missions ministries and participation in short-term missions efforts is very important to us because a commitment to the Great Commission is central to who we are at Celebrate! Family Church.