Client Testimonials

"We entered the search for a Worship Pastor during the spike of COVID. Our search team made a commitment that we would meet as regularly as possible in order to keep moving along in the process. Celebration Ministry Staffing stepped in at a most difficult time to provide trusted and well-researched results to our team. We were very encouraged by the depth offered to us through CMS but also by the quick turnaround in providing quality candidates for our review. We know that God used CMS as a tool to bring us the exact Worship Pastor that he had planned, a man who is gifted and led by the Spirit. We could not be happier!" 

Matthew Alexander, Senior Pastor

First Baptist Church Greenville, MS


"Being one of the first to employ Celebration Ministry Staffing for our Worship Pastor search, I was blown away by their superior level of communication, follow through, and the quality of the candidates they presented. And....they were fun to work with! Thank you for a job a well done!" 
Doug Page, Senior Pastor
First Baptist Grapevine, TX
"Finding new staff can be nerve-racking, time-consuming, and stressful. Seems like that is doubled when you’re talking about finding the right person to shepherd the worship ministry of a church. Thankfully, CMS helped us find God’s man for the job! Hardworking, conscientious, knowledgeable, and connected are words to describe the CMS team. Always with a smile and prayer, they worked tirelessly on our behalf until the job was done!" 
Gregg Matte, Senior Pastor
Houston's First Baptist Church, TX
"We had a wonderful experience with Phil and the Celebration Ministry Staffing team.  Their prayerful focus, relational approach, strategic process and identification of many quality candidates was impressive.  Most importantly, their process led us to discover the Worship Pastor God had set apart and called for our next season of ministry.  Thank you Phil for the excellent process! "
Chad Moore, Senior Pastor
The Church at LifePark, SC

"Celebration Ministry Staffing served as a great partner for Austin Baptist Church.  We were very pleased with the level of communication and commitment that we received from the entire CMS team.  They listened to our specific needs and served as great advisors throughout the process.  We were impressed by the quality of candidates that were presented, as well as how quickly the entire process went.  Thank you CMS for broadening our reach and helping us find the right man to serve as our next worship pastor."
Jonathan Spencer, Senior Pastor
Austin Baptist Church, TX
"This past year we entered into an agreement with the Celebration Ministry Staffing team to help us identify and hire a new Worship Leader. I cannot say enough about how easy they were to work with. Scott White was our advisor and did an incredible job in giving us counsel and helping through the vetting process. This really streamlined our search as they presented us with very qualified candidates, which helped expedite filling the position. I highly recommend Celebration Ministry Staffing to you, you will not be disappointed!" 
Dr. Lee Sheppard, Senior Pastor
Turning Point at Mabel White, GA
"Celebration Ministry Staffing and Phil Barfoot were absolute a God-send! Working with Phil and Roger Breland made a difficult search a much easier, simpler, and enjoyable process. I and the church are more than pleased with CMS and would highly recommend their services to any church!"
Dr. Chris Winford, Senior Pastor
First Baptist Church Brunswick, GA
"Working with Jennifer Shelton at Celebration Ministry Staffing was the best thing we could have ever done at Tega Cay Baptist Church. She was always so personally invested in our finding God's person- it was as though we were her only Church! This kind of prayerful, hands-on professionalism led us to a young couple that the Lord has already begun to greatly use in our Church community. We are so grateful!" 
Tim Vaughn, Senior Pastor
Tega Cay Baptist Church, SC
"My experience has been that the search for a Worship Pastor can be complex and difficult. During a global pandemic, it felt impossible and overwhelming. That's when Jennifer Shelton and Celebration Ministry Staffing came into my life. Jennifer and her team found us quality candidates. She did an excellent job providing me resources to review on each candidate, including; videos, resumes, personality testing and more. Her hosting of interviews was excellent. Her consultation before and after interviews was a great asset to the process. The teamwork between Jennifer, Brent and Phil gave me the confidence we would accomplish goals. I'll never do this by myself again."
James Clark, Senior Pastor
First Baptist Church Tomball, TX
"Before working with Jennifer at Celebration Ministry Staffing, I was so frustrated in looking for qualified and competent Worship Pastors. Jennifer has taken the time to get to know me, the Church, and the vision we have for our Worship Ministry. She has presented top quality candidates for consideration and has walked closely with our search team through every step of the process. I cannot recommend Jennifer at CMS highly enough for your Worship Pastor Search. "
Reid Terry, Senior Pastor
Lonoke Baptist Church, AR
"Finding staff is one of the most important and yet difficult task any Church faces. Jennifer Shelton has helped guide our Church through the process of finding a Worship Pastor with poise, professionalism, and passion. Her understanding of a Church's needs and ability to find quality candidates is second to none. Her relational acumen has been demonstrated through both, our Church and new Worship Pastor. I cannot recommend her and Celebration Ministry staffing highly enough."
Carlton Binkley, Senior Pastor
Tabernacle Baptist Church, IL
“Celebration Ministry Staffing helped me to fill a campus worship leader position in record time! Working with CMS through this process was top shelf. They did all the leg work with finding top candidates that fit the description of what we were looking for and not only found candidates but found worship leaders that would be a fit and match for the particular environment and area we were needing to fill. I would highly recommend any church looking to fill a position to use Celebration Ministry Staffing." 
Jason Millsaps, Pastor of Music & Worship
Bell Shoals Baptist Church, FL
“Staff searches are always difficult and time consuming.  When I heard about Celebration Ministry Staffing and their approach to staffing, it was an answer to prayer.  Jennifer Shelton has been a huge blessing.  She listened, asked great questions, challenged, and delivered a list of qualified worship pastor candidates who all would have fit our staff team and church.  The amount of time saved and the precision of the search was well worth the financial investment.  
James Taylor, Lead Pastor
Red Lane Baptist Church, VA
"In the middle of this pandemic, I wasn’t sure how to conduct a search for a new Worship Pastor. I am so thankful a dear friend of our church recommended Celebration Ministry Staffing.  Over my 35 years as a Senior Pastor, I have conducted many searches for new staff members, and none were as smooth of a process as this one.  The team at CMS conducted a thorough, efficient, and expedited search for us.  Within in just a few weeks we were presented several outstanding candidates who would be a great fit for our church.  We are thrilled with the outcome!  Thank you, Phil Barfoot, for your ministry to our congregation!"
Will Langford, Senior Pastor
Great Bridge Baptist Church, VA
"I initially hesitated to use a staffing agency because of the cost, but after wasting tons of money to find unqualified candidates online, I reached out to CMS. It was such a relief to be presented, right off the bat, with multiple great candidates. Jennifer worked with our unique requirements to find a truly exceptional candidate who matched our church and context perfectly. The best part about the whole process was working with someone who truly has a heart for the Lord and the lost. I can't recommend her enough!"
Jared Kirk, Lead Pastor
Renewal Church, MA
 "Jennifer Shelton at Celebration Ministry Staffing was an invaluable asset to our search in terms of time and her ability to fully vet out the candidates. We were impressed by the thoroughness and professionalism of her service. I personally appreciated her expertise in behavioral recognition and evaluation."

Neal Presley, Deacon/Chairman of the Pastor Search Committee
First Baptist Church Opp, AL