Candidate Testimonials

"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, TX

I just wanted to take a moment and tell you what a wonderful experience I had with
Celebration Ministry Staffing during my time of transition. I can't begin to tell you how
helpful Jennifer Shelton was. She continued to help me along the process and was an
incredible asset every time I needed it. I would highly recommend someone who is
considering a job change to look into Celebration Ministry Staffing. Scott White, a
friend before I used the company, was extremely helpful and had my best interest,
and the best interest of the church at heart.

Daniel Steele, Worship Pastor
Georgia 
"Phil Barfoot, Jennifer Shelton, 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, Jennifer, 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
"The whole team at Celebration Ministry Staffing has been a Christ-centered blessing. Jennifer invested in me and helped me navigate tough questions with job transition without hesitation and was there every time I needed. She protected my best interest, and the interest of both churches, former and current, for the duration of the process. I am forever grateful for her professionalism and care in helping us decipher God's will for our lives. " 
Josh Morton, Worship Pastor
Spotswood Baptist Church, VA
"Jennifer at Celebration Ministry Staffing has been a shining light in the sometimes painful world of finding a new position. When I was looking for a new church to serve, a new calling and direction, I was met with cynicism and closed-mindedness from many churches. Jennifer encouraged me, supported me, and championed me as I looked to the future for my ministry and career. She understood my past and my heart and helped others to see my authenticity and soul. I’m thankful for her ability to connect and her love for her clients. I wouldn’t be where I am now without her."
 
Chris Gregg, Worship Pastor
Tabernacle Baptist Church, IL
"Our experience was nothing short of amazing with Celebration Ministry Staffing! From the moment we heard about it, we knew that God had his hand over this organization. Celebration Ministry Staffing helped us fill a void we have been feeling for a long time. An advisor on their team reached out and thought we would be the perfect candidate for this opportunity. From then on, everything was smooth sailing. Jennifer was such a blessing, she calmed our nerves at times and was incredibly personable. Jennifer was there EVERY step of the way, we felt very supported and encouraged. Jennifer was always willing to take a phone call or answer text messages, even on a Saturday afternoon when she was supposed to be off! When we got the job Jennifer said 'this will not be the last you hear from me,' this made everything feel real. We could not have been matched with a more perfect church for us! We believe completely that God used Celebration Ministry Staffing to navigate us where we were meant to be." 
Joseph Hammerly, Worship Pastor
Tega City Baptist Church, SC                                        
"My time with CMS and Jennifer was an encouraging, beneficial, and learning experience for my wife and myself. After praying about a search and then starting the process, Jennifer was incredibly helpful as we navigated our first time working through it. Even though we encountered a speed bump along the way, she was encouraging and helpful in what we should do to prepare for the next opportunity, which worked and ended in a good connection and eventual offer. We could not be more thankful for her assistance and guidance during our search."
 
Ricky Johnson, Worship Pastor
Fort Worth, TX
"There is no doubt in my mind that the motto for Celebration Ministry Staffing is the absolute truth - It’s all about relationships.  Many can try to find A job on their own, but you will never find THE job without these relationships.  
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths -Proverbs 3:5-6
The amazing team at CMS helped me find the path to my next journey in my calling as a Worship Pastor.  The team at CMS are now forever dear friends and I will always treasure these relationships.  Thank you Celebration Ministry Staffing!  They helped me - They can help you!

Truthfully Jennifer, I have to thank you for all that you have done! I want you to know that God is doing great things through you and I am honored to have worked with you.  Hang in there and keep on keeping on! Thanks for everything!"
Christopher Vlasek, Worship Pastor
Great Bridge Baptist Church, VA
"Jennifer Shelton at CMS has been nothing short of excellent throughout my entire experience. Not only did she strive to connect me with the perfect Church for my skill set, but she also joined me in praying that God would place me exactly where I was supposed to be. It’s so rare that someone at a business exhibits such professional excellence and true Christian care. Thank you, Jennifer, for all you’ve done in making this process such a smooth success! You’re the best!  You’ve been so great through this whole process. No Way I could’ve done it without you. I’m praying for you and your family!"
Cameron Baldwin, Worship Pastor
Renewal Church, MA