History of Celebrate Recovery
Recovery is a ministry designed to help hurting people. It is made up of
regular folks like you and me who are on a journey of wholeness, seeking
recovery from life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups. Trained leaders provide safe,
confidential, Christ centered groups where people can grow. They offer their
stories as fellow travelers on the journey toward healing,
Recovery we believe that change is possible by the power of Jesus through this
Recovery started in 1991 at Saddleback church in Lake Forest California. John Baker the founder of Celebrate Recovery
wrote pastor Rick Warren a concise 13-page letter outlining the vision god had
given him for Celebrate Recovery. Pastor Rick said “great John- go do it!
Recovery was born! Celebrate has now grown to over 35,000 churches worldwide.
It is estimated that over 5 million people have gone step studies to date.
Baptist church followed the national startup model for Celebrate Recovery in
late 2004 and started Celebrate Recovery the second Monday evening of January 2005.
We have met faithfully every Monday evening since that time even on major
holidays. We are currently in our 15 year of ministry.