Dr.-Charlie-Dawes

Lead Pastor

CHARLIE DAWES

Dr. Charlie Dawes has served the local church in many capacities over the past 18 years. Charlie is passionate about seeing people take the next step in their faith journey. Prior to coming to Metro Church, he was Associate Vice President for Student Development and Assistant Professor of Practical Ministries at Southeastern University, where he focused on training emerging leaders and equipping future pastors for the ministry. In addition to his work at the university, Charlie served on the Preaching Team at Celebration Orlando. Charlie is also the author of Simple Prayer. He is a gifted communicator and leader who loves to help people reach their full potential.

15 years of marriage and 3 kids {Caden, Hailey, and Declan} later, Pastor Charlie is still crazy about his high school sweetheart, Nicole. He loves to play golf, attend his kids’ games, and sing songs with his daughter; he is eagerly awaiting the next Cubs World Series Championship.

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Senior Pastors

STOVALL WEEMS

Stovall Weems is the founder and senior pastor of Celebration Church in Jacksonville, Florida. With a love for people and a passion for building the local church, Celebration was launched in 1998. From that passion, Celebration has now grown to include local, regional, and international campuses. Stovall is also the author of Awakening: A New Approach to Faith, Fasting and Spiritual Freedom and The God-First Life: Uncomplicate Your Life, God’s Way. As a pastor, writer, teacher, and conference speaker, his ministry focuses on building the local church by reaching people with the gospel of Jesus and developing passionate followers of Christ.

KERRI WEEMS

Kerri Weems pastors Celebration Church alongside her husband Stovall. She also serves on the Senior Executive Team at Celebration and provides leadership oversight to several areas including staff development, strategic ministry development, and Celebration Sisterhood. She is the author of 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 addition to being a pastor, writer, teacher, and conference speaker, Kerri is passionate about empowering women to live out their fullest potential at every stage of life and sphere of influence.