LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BELIEFS OF CELEBRATION & OUR RICH HISTORY IN THE BEAUTIFUL CITY OF SANTA ANA.
The Alliance Stand: What the Alliance believes about God, how He relates to us, and how we relate to Him is foundational in its teachings. The Alliance wholeheartedly serves God and the people of His world, based soundly on the Bible. We live and die by these words and believe they bring the only life worth living—one wholly committed to the King Jesus. For more information on our beliefs, click here: cmalliance.org/about/beliefs/doctrine
Celebration Church is a Christian and Missionary Alliance church whose beginning can be traced all the way back to South Santa Ana in 1927. After many years of fruitful ministry in that area, the church property was sold and the congregation moved to its present location on the campus of Town and Country Manor in 1989. Pastor Bob Witchy and his wife Virginia, faithfully served as pastors and shepherd of this flock for twelve years until his retirement in June 2014.
Since September, 2014, under leadership of Dr. Gary Tangeman, Celebration Church ministries have seen 179 people make decisions to become followers of Jesus Christ. We have also grown from a church of 50 people attending 2 weekend worship gatherings to over 240 attending 6 worship gatherings in 3 different languages.
In recent years the population of Santa Ana has changed dramatically. With a growing population that is 78% Hispanic and a 10% Asian, (30% of which is under 18), we are now poised to become a multi-ethnic, multi-generational church that truly reflects the changing population of our city and county. Over the years Celebration Church has continued to maintain its reputation as a Bible centered, missionary focused body of believers who sincerely love Jesus Christ and His people. With that rich heritage to build upon, we now look forward with great anticipation to the new era of God's call upon our church. (Banner photo courtesy Orange County Archives)
THE MINISTRY OF ALLIANCE TODAY
The Christian and Missionary Alliance is at work in the world 24/7 making a significant kingdom impact in the following ways:
- Every 4 minutes someone prays to receive Jesus Christ through Alliance ministries.
- Every hour 3 new people receive medical aid and attention.
- Every week 3,000 new believers are baptized.
- Every month 300 new churches join the Alliance family.
- Because of the Alliance’s focus on overseas missions, today there are 500,000 people worshipping in Alliance church’s in America, but 6 million in Alliance churches overseas!