MEET THE AMAZING TEAM BEHIND
CELEBRATION CHURCH.

 
 
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lead pastor // DR. GARY & JOY TANGEMAN

Gary grew up in Southern California and felt God’s call to full time ministry during the summer of his junior year of high school. After graduating from BIOLA University, and later earning his Doctor of Ministry degree from Talbot School of Theology, he has pastored for over 40 years serving churches in California and Washington. Gary and his lovely and talented wife Joy have been partners together in life and ministry for over 37 years. He loves working out at the gym, vintage Mustangs, the Lakers, Seattle Seahawks and USC football. In his spare time he enjoys creating historical dioramas (historymadesmall.com) and teaching pastoral health and leadership courses at Tozer Theological Seminary in Redding California. He is also the author of The Discipling Making Church in the 21 Century and loves mentoring and encouraging ministry leaders and church planters.


Associate Pastor of cambodian worship // Sonly & PHALLA Goy

Sonly grew up in Cambodia where he survived the horror of the killing fields followed by five years in refugee camps. After coming to the United States he later graduated from Prairie Bible Institute in Canada and has spent over 30 years in ministry as a pastor, educator, church planter and denominational leader with the C&MA. He has recently planted three new churches in Cambodia. Sonly and his wife Phalla have two teenage sons and make their home in Anaheim. Sonly loves donuts and is a professional chef and enjoys cooking foods of all kinds.


ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF Breakthrough WORSHIP // Carlos & Wendy GUERRERO

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Carlos grew up in Orange County. During his teen years he became involved in gangs, drugs and violence and has been in and out of county jails and prisons numerous times over the years. It was during a 16-month period of solitary confinement in Corcoran state prison that he asked the Lord Jesus Christ into his heart and to be his personal Savior. As he fully surrendered his life to Jesus and stepped away from the destructive path he was on he truly began to encounter the "new creation" life spoken of in 2 Corinthians 5:17.

Today he and his wife Wendy have been married for 11 years and have a heart and passion to minister to gang members, victims of abuse, drug and alcohol users, the less fortunate living on the streets and all who have been affected by that lifestyle and are broken. They also have a special heart and ministry to blended families as they have learned from their own. Carlos & Wendy have been leading as pastors over 8 years and are compassionate shepherds and gifted teachers of God's Word. In addition to Sunday services Pastor Carlos & Wendy do one on one counseling and work with married couples and also other pastors and their wives.

During the week they lead men’s and women’s Bible studies. They are also working with men and women in recovery homes to help them grow into their new life in Christ and become all that Jesus called them to be through forgiveness and restoration.

They extend their lives to others because He gave His Son and Grace to them and understand suffering.Their desire is that none would perish without the hope and love that is in Christ Jesus.

Their life verse is

Colossians 1:28-29

28 “So we tell others about Christ, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all the wisdom God has given us. We want to present them to God, perfect[a] in their relationship to Christ. 29 That’s why I work and struggle so hard, depending on Christ’s mighty power that works within me.”

New Living Translation (NLT)


Director of Worship and Tech Ministries // David KISSEE

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David was born and raised in Orange County. He committed his life to Christ at age 4 but didn't fully grasp his faith until I was 21. When David was 22 he was hired on at Hume Lake Christian Camps as a Support Services summer staffer. He ended up working full-time at Hume for 3 total years as a Support Services Crew Member. While at Hume, he was a volunteer Junior high leader, as well as worship leader. David currently attends Santiago Canyon College, in pursuit of a math degree. In his spare time, David loves to play guitar, singing, and play basketball. His favorite scripture is James 1:2-4.


ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF SPANISH WORSHIP // JOEL & Alma solis

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Joel was born in Orange, California and grew up in a pastor’s family. He has been a bi-vocational pastor and church planter for over 25 years. He is a design engineer by trade and loves to teach and play both piano and guitar. He enjoys playing chess and loves basketball. He is also a translator and interpreter (Spanish) for public speakers, having translated several ministry oriented books. Joel’s ministry targets 1st and 2nd generation bi-lingual Hispanics.  Alma is a teacher in Santa Ana where she is also actively involved in the community having served as clergy spokesperson for immigration reform and as a consultant in several prison mentorships.