Celebration Church aims to build the believer and reach the seeker.
On June 4th, 2005, Pastor Frankie and Allie Mazzapica hosted Celebration Church's first service in The Woodlands, TX. The Mazzapica’s were planting 45-minutes away from home and nearly an hour away from the church where they were previously on staff. Pre-dating social media's popularity, mass mailers and newspaper ads were the only way to get the word out about a new church in town. The grand opening service had three people from The Woodlands in attendance. Four weeks after launch, Pastor Frankie vividly remembers telling his wife, "It's hard to speak when there are less than ten people in the audience."
In 2010, after outgrowing a community center, a Middle School auditorium, and a High School theater, Celebration Church experienced a measurable leap forward when they took possession of a turn-key church facility. The move sparked a sharp increase in attendance, and there was a quantifiable increase in the church's spiritual maturity.
2018 was the year the power of Jesus started moving regularly in healings and miracles. This resulted from much prayer and fasting, as the Celebration leadership had become frustrated with services consisting of four songs and a 30-minute sermon. There was unified desperation to witness God’s power. After a series of defining moments, the church received a breakthrough. To this day, at the conclusion of each Sunday morning service, the Lord is faithful to move with healing power. Blind eyes and deaf ears have been opened. Joints and bones have been shifted. In an instant, cancer has been removed. Numerous hardened hearts and broken marriages have been healed. There is an expectation each Sunday that Jesus is going to do more than what we have planned. The overriding belief is that people will not walk out of the church the same way they walked in.
2020 was a year no one will soon forget. Along with every church on the planet, Celebration had to navigate a global pandemic. Amid the uncertainty, FOX Houston offered to donate 12-weeks of television airtime as a public service for those who could not attend church during such unprecedented times. A few months later, another relationship with another network came to fruition. Pastor Frankie's Sunday messages started airing nationally on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) each Sunday at 2:30 EST.
Celebration Church is laser-focused on being a 'Source of Strength.' There are currently many avenues to express this mandate locally, nationally, and globally. For example, they have built a learning center in Brazil and Guatemala, caring for over 100 children. Homes in Houston have also been built and furnished for victims of sex trafficking. Each year over $250,000 goes to local and foreign missions' projects.
It’s exciting to have been a part of all the Lord has done within the Celebration family. However, there is a corporate belief that the greater things the Lord has planned are still yet to be discovered.