Daniel & Margaret Hand
Pastor Danny Hand answered God’s call to ministry at the age of 19 and walked away from his dream of playing college baseball to attend Christ for the Nations Institute. After he and his wife, Margaret, graduated from CFNI in 1992, they accepted a full time position as Youth Pastors at Wycoff Assembly of God in New Jersey. This full time Youth Pastor position afforded Pastor Danny and Margaret the experience of numerous mission trips to places like the Philippines, Jamaica, Malaysia and Singapore. They served faithfully in that position for 4 ½ years while expanding their family with a daughter and son. In 1997 Pastor Danny, Margaret, and their two young children packed up and moved to Las Vegas to pastor alongside Pastor Danny’s parents, Pastor Larry and Jeanette Hand at Christian City Church. In 2011, Pastor Danny and Margaret became the Senior Pastors at Celebration Church Las Vegas where they consistently encourage individuals to achieve their personal best as Christians and in life. Pastor Margaret’s love for Christ and heart of worship is evident in how she leads people into the presence of God, both on the worship team and with her wise counsel.
Pastor Danny and Margaret strongly believe that Christians are to be the “best of the best” – free from addictions and all forms of bondage. He’s a coach at heart who wants to pull God’s potential out everybody who want’s to train (be discipled). He is building and training a team of radical Christians who love God, His people, and have a heart for souls. Celebration’s mission is simply, to “Raise Up Champions” for Christ.
Pastors Freddy is the Pastor of Celebración, (Spanish Service). Pastor Freddy is a “man among men”. He survived growing up in the border city of El Paso, TX, spending many summers with his grandmother in Juarez, Mexico, “the murder capital of the world.” God in his infinite wisdom and mercy reached Pastor Freddy through a Christian wrestling coach who led him to several state and National titles, but most importantly, he led him to Christ. He volunteered for 6 years as a youth pastor in one of Las Vegas’ largest Spanish churches and completed his seminary training. Soon afterward, he answered the call of God and began a ministry that focused on championing in every area of the Christian life. God again, reached this anointed man and joined him with Pastor Danny and Margaret Hand. Pastor Freddy is an aspiring writer with one published book. Additionally, he has fought in several MMA events.
Pastor Lisa Price, Children’s Pastor was radically saved in 1999 and has been serving with Pastor Danny ever since. Over the years, she has worn many hats, including playing bass on the worship team, managing the graphic arts department, youth ministry and drama. In 2011, she volunteered to “fill in” as the Children’s pastor. Through that experience, Lisa discovered her true passion and calling. Her focus is leading kids to a forever relationship with Jesus and training them to be able to stand up for the gospel in a time when it is a very unpopular thing to do. Children who attend KiC (Kids in Celebration) services are taught in the Word with an uncompromising and faith-filled approach.
Pastor Paul Williams, IT and Worship Pastor plays lead guitar on the worship team and oversees the audio/visual department. Pastor Paul grew up in California and came to the Lord at a young age. After some years away from the Lord, he rededicated his life to Christ in 2003 and began serving with Pastor Danny wherever he was needed. His love for God, his kindness and mercy, his servant’s heart and passion for the things of God are infectious and necessary gifts to the body of Christ.