Santa Ana has a new church, called the Celebration Church. They are celebrating a grand opening on Sunday, Sep. 13, at 11:15 a.m. The Celebration Church is located at 555 E. Memory Lane, in north Santa Ana. They are across the street from Santiago Park, near the Town and Country Manor Retirement Center. The church entrance is off of Lawson Dr. The building was formerly occupied by the Community Bible Church. That congregation appears to have moved to Huntington Beach.
Dr. Gary Tangeman is the lead pastor at this new church. He was formerly the senior pastor at Crossroads Church, in Bremerton, WA, according to Linkedin. He wrote the book The Disciple Making Church of the 21st Century published in 1996 by Christian Literature Crusade. Tangeman posits in this book that the church exists to glorify God by making disciples, and that pastors and lay leaders alike need to understand and utilize certain crucial principles of ministry to accomplish this goal. Continue reading