David Gonzalez

Celebration Church, Louisiana
Lead Church Planter
New Orleans Louisiana
Celebration Church
September 25
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About My Family

My name is David Gonzalez. I am married to my beautiful wife, Jennifer. We have three beautiful kids, Kayla, Nate and Josh.

I grew up in church and have been involved in ministry for more than 25 years. We live in St. Bernard, La., and are excited to live and serve in the community in which we both grew up. 

About My Church Plant

I am a campus pastor for Celebration Church's Lower St. Bernard campus. I was hired in 2013 to come on part-time as the worship leader. I felt God's calling on my life to take the steps to become a campus pastor in 2016. 

We had our first service on Easter 2018. We prayed for 90 souls to come and hoped at least 80 would walk through the doors. God showed up in a miraculous way, and we recorded 367 people walking through our doors for the first time April 1, 2018.

God is continuing to bless our congregation as we take the gospel to the churched and the unchurched alike. We baptized more than 10 people in the first two months alone. Our leadership team has grown from 12 to 25 since January. We can't wait to see what God is going to do next.

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