Steve and Jennifer Wayne
Steve and Jennifer have thoroughly enjoyed marriage and ministry together over the past 17 years. They have four daughters ranging from ages 3 to 14, that have demonstrated the difficult Providence of God by way of unanswered prayer: Steve prayed that they would be beautiful the day after they were married, and God promptly made them beautiful from day one.
Steve has served as the founding Pastor of Celebration Church for 16 years and is constantly humbled by God’s overflowing grace and mercy toward himself, his family and the ministry. His wife Jennifer serves as worship leader and the director of Woven, a small group ministry of women throughout the church and community.
Steve currently holds a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Leadership from Southwestern Christian University and has dreams of completing his Masters of Divinity in the next 5 years. Jennifer is certified through the State of WV in pre-school education and infant care. Her dream is to see her husband cheer on Ohio State in any capacity. However, Steve is usually too busy cheering for WVU to notice.
Together it has been their joy to see lives changed by the power of the Holy Spirit and their continual prayer is for God to be glorified at Celebration Church.
Ken and Janet Walker
The leaders of the West Huntington Care Group, Ken and Janet Walker have been followers of Christ for many years. They were living in Colorado when some personal problems forced them to acknowledge their need for a Savior.
Ken is a longtime freelance writer and book editor who enjoys watching football and basketball, reading, gardening, and spending time with their grandchildren (and great-grandchildren). One of his favorite scriptures is one he memorized soon after they accepted Jesus: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
Janet worked as an accountant for 15 years before earning her master’s of divinity in missions from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She is the director of The Storehouse, Celebration’s food distribution program. Her favorite scripture is Romans 12:1, which tells us that living our lives according to God’s purpose is the reasonable way to worship Him. She enjoys reading, watching BBC DVD’s, and playing board games with family.
Rob and Lisa Williamson
Rob and Lisa Williamson grew up in the same church, both answering the call of God on their lives in their late teens/early 20’s. They have been members of Celebration for close to 10 years. The Williamsons live in South Point, OH, where they lead the local CARE group.
Rob is an IT professional at Marshall University and serves on the worship team. He enjoys music, movies, gardening, camping, and cooking. Philippians 2:12-13 is his favorite scripture, speaking of the connection between the believer’s obedience and the power of God doing amazing things through that obedience.
Lisa works at Marshall University as well, serving as the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the College of Business at Marshall, working closely with students as they complete their studies. She has a heart for those who are going through divorce and has lead courses on that subject. Lisa’s hobbies include scrapbooking, camping, music, and family gatherings. Her favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Lee and Samantha O’Brien
Decon, Treasurer and Ministry Leaders
We joined Celebration Church in October of 2003. Since that time, we have served in various ministries throughout the church. We feel that we are to show Christ through serving others. No matter what what the task, a willing heart is what matters most.