Meet our Pastors
Stovall and Kerri Weems founded Celebration Church in Jacksonville, FL in 1998. Since its inception Celebration has grown to include local, regional and international locations. Both Stovall and Kerri have also authored several books: • Awakening: A New Approach to Faith, Fasting and Spiritual Freedom • The God-First Life: Uncomplicate Your Life, God’s Way • Clueless:10 Things I Wish I Knew About Motherhood Before Becoming a Mom • Rhythms of Grace: Discovering God’s Tempo for Your Life • The Sisterhood Effect. In 2018, on Good Friday and Passover, Stovall experienced a powerful encounter with the Lord that completely disrupted the way the Weems have viewed ministry for over 20 years. This encounter led to many significant changes to the ministry model of Celebration Church – including a restoration of teaching on: • Returning to our first love, Jesus • How we image God and honor His name • Covenant loyalty to Jesus • The home and family • The priesthood of the believer • The Lord’s table • The Sabbath • The altar • Fulfilling the Great Commission. Stovall and Kerri have been married for over 20 years and are blessed with three children, Kaylan, Stovie and Annabelle.
Sebastiaan & Eva van Wessem have been part of the original church planting team of 2006. A year later Sebastiaan transitioned into the role of Lead Pastor. Their passion is to see God’s kingdom expressed through the local church and beyond. They are passionate to create an environment where believers are equipped and seekers find answers and encounter Jesus. Sebastiaan and Eva live in Almere with their twin boys Miles and William. They enjoy cooking for friends and get up way too early on Saturdays for soccer games.
Jan Willem & Jobine Gunnink have been a part of Celebration Church since 2006. They have served on various teams. Jan Willem has been involved with the financial board as well as small groups and events for men. Jobine has a heart for prayer and loves to empower people. They served for several years as elders. Currently they serve as Location Pastors in Huizen. They work together leading a company for career consulting. They have two adult daughters and three grandchildren whom they adore and love to spend time with.