AWKNG TEAM
& CONTRIBUTORS

PASTORS STOVALL & KERRI WEEMS

Stovall and Kerri Weems founded Celebration Church in Jacksonville, FL in 1998.  Since its inception Celebration has grown to include local, regional and international locations.  Both Stovall and Kerri have also authored several books, including Awakening: A New Approach to Faith, Fasting and Spiritual Freedom; The God-First Life: Uncomplicate Your Life, God¹s Way; Clueless: 10 Things I Wish I Knew About Motherhood Before Becoming a Mom; Rhythms of Grace: Discovering God’s Tempo for Your Life, and The Sisterhood Effect.

In 2018, on Good Friday and Passover, Stovall experienced a powerful encounter with the Lord that completely disrupted the way the Weems have viewed ministry for over 20 years.  This encounter led to many significant changes to the ministry model of Celebration Church – including a restoration of teaching on:

  • Returning to our first love, Jesus
  • How we image God and honor His name
  • Covenant loyalty to Jesus
  • The home and family
  • The priesthood of the believer
  • The Lord’s table
  • The Sabbath
  • The altar
  • Fulfilling the Great Commission

As pastors, writers, teachers and conference speakers, the Weems’ ministry focuses on equipping people with the understanding and values necessary to demonstrate loyalty to Jesus, reverse fragmentation, experience restoration, walk in wholeness, and see the kingdom of God demonstrated in the full context of the ecclesia in the home, locally, regionally, and globally.

In 2019 Stovall and Kerri founded and launched a ministry called AWKNG.  Its purpose is to see pastors and leaders explore true revival, restoration, and reform in the Church.  Their heart is to help pastors and ministry leaders return to their first love, King Jesus, and also to a new yoke of ministry that brings joy and wholeness.

Stovall and Kerri have been married for over 20 years and are blessed with three children, Kaylan, Stovie and Annabelle.

DR. HENRY CLOUD

Dr. Cloud ( Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Biola University; B.S. Psychology, Southern Methodist University.) is an acclaimed leadership expert, psychologist, and best-selling author. He draws on his extensive experience in business, leadership consulting, and clinical psychology, to impart practical and effective advice for improving leadership skills and business performance. Dr. Cloud is a New York Times bestselling author, and his books have sold over 10 million copies. His leadership book, Integrity, was dubbed by the New York Times as “the best book in the bunch.”

In 2011, Necessary Endings was called “the most important book you read all year.” His book, Boundaries For Leaders was named by CEO Reads in the top five leadership books of its year. Dr. Cloud’s work has been featured and reviewed by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Publisher’s Weekly, Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. Success Magazine named Dr. Cloud in the top 25 of 2014’s most influential leaders in personal growth and development. He is a frequent contributor to CNN, Fox News Channel, and other national media outlets.

DR. MICHAEL HEISER

Michael S. Heiser (Ph.D., M.A., Ancient History, University of Pennsylvania; M.A.,  Hebrew Bible and Semitic Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is a scholar of the Bible and its ancient context. Dr. Heiser has over 20 years of teaching experience in both university classrooms and online education. He is presently the Scholar-in-Residence at Logos Bible Software (Faithlife Corp.) and a regular contributor to Faithlife’s Bible Study Magazine. He has supervised scholarly data projects relating to the Dead Sea Scrolls, Hebrew and Semitic inscriptions, the Septuagint, and the Greek Pseudepigrapha.

Dr. Heiser is published widely in scholarly journals and is a best-selling author of books numerous books including The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible (Lexham, 2015), Angels: What the Bible Really Says about the Heavenly Hosts (Lexham, 2018), and the three-part 60 Second Scholar series. (Zondervan, 2018)

Dr. Heiser advocates that interpreting the Bible in proper context means reading it in light of the context that produced it instead of Christian tradition or modern thinking. Readers discover a radical new relevance and coherence when they read the Bible through the eyes of its ancient writers.

Dr. Heiser is also the creator of The Naked Bible blog and the popular The Naked Bible Podcast, which passed five million downloads in 2019. In addition, Dr. Heiser’s non-profit ministry (MIQLAT.org) provides translations of his work free of charge in over a dozen languages.

 

 

PASTOR TIM TIMBERLAKE

Born and raised in Durham, North Carolina, Tim Timberlake grew up the son of world renowned pastors Mack and Brenda Timberlake. After graduating from high school, he attended Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. After feeling led by God to pursue ministry, he transferred from Hampton University to The Pistis Bible institute in Detroit, Michigan. After completing Bible College, Tim was installed as co-pastor of Christian Faith Center alongside his mother Brenda Timberlake. 

Tim has been growing and investing in people through ministry and leadership principles for over 15 years.  His belief and conviction that it’s more important to grow people than things combined with his innate ability to walk in other people’s shoes creates a rare sense of connection with his audiences and followers.  Businesses, entrepreneurs, corporations, churches and organizations around the globe seek out Tim because of his ability to communicate to people from all cultures and backgrounds, through his sense of humor and ability to equip the listener with the tools to stay on the cutting edge in their particular field of work. 

 

Through communicating clearly he inspires the listener in every aspect of life to challenge them in areas they desire to see change in. He believes people are limited more by attitude than opportunity. This message has taken Tim around the world to speak to youth, young adults, entire churches, conferences and camps to say one thing in many ways: Jesus loves you! Tim is the author of the popular book “Abandon”. He is also the lead pastor of Christian Faith Center in Creedmoor, NC. He takes pleasure in the small things, and is an avid sports fan and a popular thought leader. Most importantly, He is a son of God, loving husband to his wife Jennifer, and the proud father of their son Maxwell Ace Timberlake.

PASTOR PAUL WILBUR

Paul Wilbur is an internationally-acclaimed worship artist, song writer, pastor, author, and teacher. Through his newly released album “Roar From Zion” Paul gathers an incredible host of worshipers to release the roar of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah…from  Jerusalem! The team includes Arab Christians, Messianic Jews, and Gentile Christians from all over Israel and the United States. Paul speaks a language of melody and truth that reaches far beyond cultural, social, and political borders to touch people directly with the manifest love and presence of God.

For over 40 years, Paul has been leading worship before crowds of thousands in the Middle East, singing to packed soccer stadiums throughout Latin America, Africa and Asia, and bringing his anointed Kingdom message directly to the people of Israel. His partnership with Integrity Music has resulted in such landmark projects as, “Shalom Jerusalem,” “Jerusalem Arise,” “The Watchman” and “Your Great Name.” With award-winning sales in the millions and a Latin Dove Award for best live praise and worship album of the year, there is no end in sight for this world-wide ministry.

CELEBRATION WORSHIP

As musicians, writers and singers, Celebration Worship exists to create, capture, develop and display the heart and sound of Celebration Church through praise and worship. Following the leadership of our Senior Pastors Stovall and Kerri Weems, we believe that Christ and His church are the hope of the world and seek to create an environment that reflects that belief, with songs that celebrate and proclaim His love, grace, and truth. A passion for connecting with Christ ourselves, and furthering the cause of His church, fuels our desire for all people to experience God’s presence each time we gather together.

Celebration Worship, as a whole, is made up of a dedicated team of worshippers who give their time and talents in the hope that God is glorified in and through us as we lead people into His presence.