Our Pastors
Pastor Joseph F. Morgan

Pastor Joseph F. Morgan resides in Cottontown, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville with his wife of 42 years, Yolanda. They are proud parents of three children, who are each actively involved in ministry, and grandparents of eight.


Joseph Morgan entered the ministry at nineteen years of age. He evangelized for six years before taking his first pastorate. He has pastored three churches, pioneering two of them.


Celebration of Life Church was conceived in the hearts of Joseph & Yolanda Morgan in January 1989, with sixteen people present for the first worship service, COLC  commenced in the living room of their residence. COLC has relocated four times in order to meet the needs of a growing congregation. In September of 1998 they moved into a new state of the art facility located on 10 beautiful acres off Vietnam Veteran's Bypass in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

Now in his 41st year of ministry, Joseph, along with his wife, Yolanda, continue to pastor this multi-cultural, multi-racial, thriving church.  His powerful insights and revelation of the Word, combined with an unwavering ability to succeed in the midst of adversity, have made him a powerful teacher and leader. Joseph is an author and musician who speaks regularly on radio and television, as well as seminars and conferences.  He has a special passion for training leaders to maximize their growth and potential. He impacts the community through speaking engagements, including the Tennessee State Legislature.

Rich in character and integrity, Joseph truly is a Father/Mentor figure of conviction and compassion. 

 

Pastor Yolanda Morgan

Pastor Yolanda Morgan is recognized as one of today’s most influential and anointed ministers. She has served in ministry for more than 40 years, since her early teens. Pastor Yolanda is distinguished by her unique delivery of God’s word through her boldness and the anointed impartation she pours out each time she ministers. Her dynamic ministry, coupled with her talent as a gifted singer and musician, has transformed the lives of many through her numerous appearances on Christian radio and television, including CTN, DayStar Network and TBN.

Now as an established author, Pastor Yolanda brings forth her newest book entitled, "To Hell and Back." This is a must read for those who identify with the challenges and struggles life brings. In this book, Pastor Yolanda’s shared personal experiences will cause you to identify with her immediately, while her insight and biblical teaching will coach you through any crisis that you may be facing. In her own words, "When you go through hell, don't stop - keep moving!" Expect to be changed as this book will move and inspire you to see God's glory revealed in your life!

Pastor Yolanda's stylistic approach to ministry is thoughtful and applicable to everyday life. She uplifts her audience to a new level with her genuine compassion for people to "be real" with themselves. Her audience experiences the transforming presence of God each time she takes stage.

Pastor Yolanda Morgan and her husband of 42 years, Pastor Joseph Morgan, reside in a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee. She is the mother of three children and the “Nanny” of eight beautiful grandchildren. Together, they pastor Celebration of Life Church, a cutting edge and thriving multi-racial and multicultural church located in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

Pastors Joseph and Yolanda Morgan are presently working on a new music project, to be released Summer 2012.
 


Our Faith

We believe in the verbal inspiration of the Sacred Scriptures as originally given
(II Tim. 3: 16; I Cor. 2:13).

We believe in the Eternal Godhead who has revealed Himself as One God existing in Three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; distinguishable but indivisible
(Matt. 28:19; II Cor. 13:14).

We believe in the Creation, Test and Fall of man, as recorded in Genesis; his total spiritual depravity and the inability to attain to Divine Righteousness
(Romans 5: 12, 18).

We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of men, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, very God and very man
(Luke 1:26- 35; John 1:18; Isaiah 7:14; 9:6).

We believe Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day, and personally appeared to His disciples
(I Cor. 15:1-4; Romans 4:25).

We believe in the bodily ascension of Jesus to heaven, His exaltation and personal, literal and bodily coming again the second time for the Church
(John 14:2, 3; I Thes. 4: 13-18).

We believe in the Salvation of sinners by Grace through Repentance and Faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the Cross of Calvary by which we obtain remission of sins
(Eph. 2:8-9; Heb. 9:12, 22; Romans 5:11).

We believe in the necessity of Water Baptism by immersion in the Name of the Eternal Godhead in order to fulfill the Command of Christ
(Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:34-36; Acts 19:1-6).

We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit as an experience subsequent to Salvation, with the Scriptural evidence; namely, speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance
(Acts 2:1-4; Acts 8:14-17; Acts 10:44-46; Gal. 3:14,15).

We believe in the operation of the Gifts of the Spirit enumerated in I Cor. 12-14 as manifested in the early Church.

We believe in the Spirit-filled life, a life of separation from the world and perfecting of holiness in the fear of God as an expression of Christian faith
(Eph. 5:18; II Cor. 6:14; II Cor. 7:1).

We believe in the healing of the body by Divine Power, or Divine Healing in its varied aspects as practiced by the Early Church
(Acts 4:30; Romans 8:11, I Cor. 12:9; James 5:14).

We believe in the Table of the Lord, commonly called Communion or the Lord's Supper, for believers.
(I Cor. 11:28-32).

We believe in Eternal Life for the Believer (John 5:24, 3:16), and Eternal Punishment of the Unbeliever.
(Mark 9:43-58; II Thes. 1:9; Rev. 20:10-15).

We believe in the reality and personality of Satan and the Eternal Judgment of Satan and his angels.
(Matt. 25: 41; Rev. 20:10-15).

 


Our Values

  • The constance of His presence.
    And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
    Matt 28:20 NIV
  • The potential of people.
    ..transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, 2 Cor 3:18 NIV
  • The priority of servanthood.
    For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.  Mark 10:45 NIV
  • The pursuasiveness of excellence.
    In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Matt 5:16 NIV
  • The neccessity of change.
    I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Matt 18:3 NIV
  • The growth from giving.
    Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.
    2 Cor 9:6 NIV
  • The smallest of opportunities.
    ..you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Matt 25:23 NKJV
  • The power of persistence.
    ..yet because this widow bothers me, I will vindicate her, or she will wear me out by her continual coming.
    Luke 18:5 RSV
  • The trust of consistency.
    I thank Christ Jesus our Lord,... that he considered me faithful, appointing me to His service. 1 Tim 1:12 NIV

 


Our Mission

  • To excel as a unifying force of the church community that ministers to the needs of all people.
  • To be a militant army of believers destroying the works and darkness of the enemy.
  • We will endeavor to reach lost humanity with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • We envision a strong numerical and healthy congregation, who have committed themselves to covenant with God. Members in daily devotion with
    God, financially committed with their tithes and offerings to God, and seeking to love and exemplify harmony with the household of faith.
  • To equip members as overcomers through and by the teaching of God's Word.
  • We will endeavor to create an environment conducive to harmony, growth and team effort.
  • To establish a multiracial church where all races and cultural backgrounds can worship and minister together, free from prejudice.
  • To develop efficient, caring and mature leaders.
  • To equip gifted lay teachers with character, knowledge, and expertise to feed the flock.