Lead Pastors

Pastors Mark and Nicole Hammond are the Lead Pastors and have been married for over twenty years. They are a dynamic team and have faithfully served at Celebration Center in a variety of roles over the last two decades.

Both pastors are known for their down to earth approach to life and their unfiltered, real ministry style, which is built upon their own personal testimonies of God’s redeeming grace and His transforming love. They have a unique ability to present the Word of God in a simple, yet practical way.

As a couple, they have a passionate desire to see the lost come to Jesus and help them recognize their identity and discover their God-given purpose.

They have 4 adult children and 2 granddaughters. In addition to ministry, they enjoy a hot cup of coffee, laughing with friends and traveling.

Meet The Rest of Our Pastoral Team
Meet The Rest of Our Pastoral Team

Who We Are
We are a bunch of imperfect people serving a perfect God.
We exist to be a safe place where people from all walks of life can come and experience God.
You can belong here even before you believe.

We Want You To Feel At Home
We are passionate about making you feel welcome.
Whether it’s in the parking lot, the sanctuary, or the Kid’s Zone, we want you to feel right at home.

It’s All About Jesus
Our team spends countless hours praying and preparing for you to encounter Jesus and to know Him more personally than before.

Gather. Grow. Go Reach One More.
We exist to Gather people to God
Provide a place where they can Grow
And empower them to Go Reach One More.

The Vision is our “WHY”. The Mission is “HOW” we will “Reach One More.”

Love God. Love People. Make Disciples.
The Two Great Commandments (Matthew 22:36-40)
The Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20)

We believe as we follow these, we will fulfill our God-given vision.

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Pastoral Team

Pastors Tom and Bernice Hammond,
Oakdale Campus

Tom and Bernice have been married for 26 years and have three children. They have served in full time ministry for 20+ years in the central valley as well as the nations of Brazil, Bolivia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Guyana, and India.

Tom and Bernice have experience as Campus Pastors, Connection Pastors, Youth Pastors, Evangelists, and Missionaries oversees.

The Lord has called them to work alongside Pastors Mark and Nicole to reach Oakdale for Jesus Christ. Their core value is being relational and not transactional. They love to raise up sons and daughters, release them to walk in their God given identity and destinies and empower them to become world changers. His Kingdom come, His will be done in Oakdale as it is in heaven!

Oakdale Service Schedule: 

  • Sunday Service 10am
  • All Church Prayer Tuesdays at 6pm
  • Student Ministries “The Rally” (Grades 7-12)  Thursdays at 6pm
  • For questions please contact Pastor Tom Hammond at: twhammond@gmail.com
About Us

At Celebration Center our mission is to follow the Great Commandments and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20).

Contact Information
Celebration Center
Mailing Address:PO BOX 578310 Modesto, CA 95357-8310
Our Hours
  • Monday: 10:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Thursday: 10:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: 8:30AM – 12:30PM
    Sunday Service Times:
    8:30AM – 10:30AM