“CMS was an answer to a prayer for my family and I. Their guidance and wise counsel was essential in finding our new church home. Thank you, CMS!”
Patrick Lima, Associate Pastor of Worship
Calvary Baptist Church, Dothan, AL
“Phil Barfoot and his team at Celebration Ministry Staffing have been a blessing to me and my family during our time of transition this year! Phil's experience as a pastor and rapport with churches across the country helped bridge the gap between my family and our new church home.
One of the greatest blessings was the frequent phone calls from Kathy just to check in with me and to let me know that the whole team had prayed for us that day. Their level of compassion and attention to detail is unmatched!”
David Jones, Pastor of Music & Worship
Second Baptist Lancaster, Lancaster, SC
“Celebration Ministry Staffing has been incredibly helpful during my transition period from one church to another. They took the time to not only help me in my search, but also sought out to make sure the church was a great fit and that it met certain qualities and expectations that I was looking for specifically. It is easy to tell that they really care and have a dedicated passion for placing people where they need to be in order to further the work of the Lord.”
KyLisa Freeman, Worship Leader
Kingdom Life Church, Simpsonville, NC
"Phil and the team at CMS were professionals at every turn! Even greater than logistics and business, they covered me in prayer and were advocates for me in every way. Connecting me with Houston’s First was never about job placement. Instead, I found opportunity and affirmation as my skill set and vision for ministry was complimented by a great church who was searching for those exact attributes. I could not be happier than I am serving the great people of Houston, and I attribute much of that to Celebration Ministry Staffing!"
Jeff Bumgardner, Minister of Worship & Arts
Houston's First Baptist Church, Houston, TX
"It was a tremendous blessing to partner with Dr. Phil Barfoot and the Celebration Ministry Staffing team as we together sought the Lord's will regarding a worship leadership assignment at Austin Baptist Church! The calling process was saturated with prayer and was practiced with the utmost professionalism in all regards. Sonya and I are grateful for the personal care, concern, and support we received from CMS from start to finish. The Lord blessed us, and we are now excited to serve together with the great staff of Austin Baptist Church!"
Todd Stearns, Associate Pastor of Worship
Austin Baptist Church, Austin, TX
"God used Phil Barfoot and Celebration Ministry Staffing to help me discover His will for the next season of my ministry. From our first contact to the acceptance of a new position, Phil and his team stood alongside me to encourage, support, advise and above all, PRAY! No matter where you are in your journey of ministry, I would highly recommend that you consider partnering with CMS as you seek to follow God’s direction in your service to His church. The exceptional team that Phil has assembled to serve ministers and churches is without peer!"
Steve Holt, Associate Pastor of Worship
The Church at Life Park, Mt. Pleasant, SC
"Phil Barfoot and the entire team at Celebration Ministry Staffing were such a blessing to me as I was seeking God’s direction for my family and the next place God would have me serve in ministry! It is true, Celebration Ministry Staffing is completely built upon relationships. It was an honor to be able to witness the trust and relationships built with the leadership of our new church home and also be able to cherish and trust the relationships built in between Celebration Ministry Staffing and my family. God is always faithful and I am so appreciative that he used Phil and the Celebration Ministry Staffing team to help us connect in our new place of ministry!"
Josh Sullins, Worship Pastor
First Baptist Church, Brunswick, GA
"Words cannot express how grateful Carla and I are for Phil Barfoot and his team at Celebration Ministry Staffing.
I first met with Phil shortly after he started CMS. Unfortunately, the pandemic hit, I pulled my name out, and decided I would not be leaving my home church during this difficult time.
Fast forward 18 months and God would reveal to us that our current season at the time was over. On the day Phil called me, we talked about a few of the churches that were available, and I said, “You know Phil, I just think West Conroe is where I’m supposed to be.”
Phil never disclosed anything to me at the time, but by my new Pastor did. As Carla and I were sitting across from him at breakfast with his executive staff, he said, “You need to know this, and I still get chills when I talk about it, but you just need to know. Our Church, West Conroe, is the church Phil was going to pitch you to 2 years ago.” I honestly had no words myself at the time, and for a time I didn’t, but I do now.
While walking this road with Phil and his team, God has reminded us that He is faithful, His timing is perfect, and He is definitely in control of all things.
I believe with all my heart that God has uniquely given Phil and his team a ministry that is opening doors for Ministers of Worship in a new way. If you are considering a next place of service, you owe it to yourself, your family, and your ministry, to at least reach out the folks at Celebration Ministry Staffing. His team will be your BIGGEST encouragers as you walk that road. "
Dave Whittington, Worship Pastor
West Conroe Baptist Church, Conroe, TX
"Dear Ministry Friends,
Phil Barfoot and his team at Celebration Ministry Staffing worked tirelessly to help us to find a new place of ministry that would be a beautiful fit for both the Noblitt’s and a church seeking help in their ministry vacancy.
I am proud to say that CMS did an amazing job of finding the right church that could use our skill set and in turn meet the needs that the church had. Lots of prayer and conversations also went into the decision making process as well.
Finding a new place of ministry can be scary and tiring. As you know, resumes don’t say it all and it’s also hard to promote yourself and your “gifting" adequately without sounding ego-centered. Phil and his team took the “sting” out of the whole process for us. He fairly represented the church and their needs and did an outstanding job of representing our strengths to the churches looking for a new minister to fill their vacancy.
I can without hesitation say that Celebration Ministry Staffing is qualified and experienced in handling all the difficult questions and situations that can arise in the interview process. Phil and his team are full of integrity and they were with me every step of the way.
It is my delight to recommend Celebration Ministry Staffing to you or to a church that is seeking help with their staffing needs.
Thank you again Phil for the tremendous job you did for me and my family!"
Kim Noblitt, Minister of Worship Arts and Administration
Sandia Baptist Church, Albuquerque, NM