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History of Celebrate Recovery

History of Celebrate Recovery

 

Celebrate 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,

At Celebrate Recovery we believe that change is possible by the power of Jesus through this biblical program.

Celebrate 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!

Celebrate 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.


Green Acres 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.