37 years ago Pastor Phil Menditto, along with his wife Carol, planted Philadelphia Christian center. Their heart since the very beginning has been to spend their lives mending broken people. They love to disciple others with the word of God and pour their lives into those who want to serve Him through ministry .
"We love our church family, and there’s no place we would rather be in than the center of God‘s will. God has given us a multicultural church representing many nations from all of the worl. It’s truly a glimpse of what heaven will be like. "
Pastor Phil and Carol have tow daughters, Nicole and Lori. They also have the two cutest grandchildren in the world, Mia and Lil' Joey.
Philadelphia Christian Center
Pastor Mike Hammer and his wife Connie have a genuine passion for God, life and ministry, and they live it boldly! They approach everything they do as a team, whether it’s building a healthy marriage and family, working in the church office, or reaching out to others with a heart of love and compassion. With one, you get the other!
Mike and Connie met while attending North Central Bible School in Minneapolis, Minnesota, were married in 1990, and have three adult children, Victoria, Tiffany, and Madison.
It is Mike's sincere desire to help others find the truth about who they are in Christ and walk in victory over the lies of the enemy. He desires to see God move in supernatural power allowing the Holy Spirit to lead and direct all the ministries of Celebration. He believes you will find a visit to Celebration to be an unforgettable experience of passionate praise, authentic relationships, and inspirational teaching of God’s Word.
In addition to his ministry studies and experience, Pastor Mike served in the Army Reserves since 1982, attaining the rank of Captain. While in college, he was NCCAA Collegiate All-American in Basketball (1988).
Pastor Mike enjoys playing basketball, golfing, hunting and fishing, artistic painting, playing guitar and songwriting. A few of his favorite things (not in any particular order): just being with his family, cruising with his wife, wearing his John Deere cap, boots and a flannel shirt, a whole pot of flavored coffee, sitting by the fire, and watching the Green Bay Packers.
Pastor Ritchey is an Ordained Minister of the Assemblies of God with over 30 years experience in Pastoral Ministry. As senior pastor of Lighthouse since 1994, his desire is to help individuals encounter Jesus, resulting in spiritual life transformation. He is a graduate of the University of Valley Forge and holds a master’s degree from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. Pastor Ritchey and his wife Lori have 2 grown children: Logan and Landon.
Dan Courtney has served as Lead Pastor for Crossroads Community Church in Mechanicsburg, PA since August 2010. Before coming to Christ and following Him in full-time ministry, Dan was the manager of a night club in Denver, Colorado. After a dramatic conversion experience on August 3, 1989, he dedicated his life to serving God in full-time ministry. He effectively communicates to all ages, because he connects the messages to everyday life.
Dan and his wife Jen have two daughters. Dan is an avid bowler, and despite being from the state with the greatest football team ever (Colorado), Dan has backslidden football and become a super-fan of the San Diego Chargers.