Who We Are 2017-08-15T19:58:19+00:00

Our Mission

The purpose of Northwest Church Celebrate Recovery ministry is to fellowship and celebrate God´s healing power in our lives through the “8 Recovery Principles.” This experience allows us to “be changed.” We open the door by sharing our experiences, strengths and hopes with one another. In addition, we become willing to accept God´s grace in solving our lives problems. By working and applying these Biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy and most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with God and others. As we progress through the program we discover our personal, loving and forgiving Higher Power – Jesus Christ, the one and only true Higher Power.


Training Coach – Patrick Simpson is passionate about recovery ministry.  He has been a leader in Celebrate Recovery for over 5 years and is active in many of the Union Gospel Mission recovery programs.  This position insures that Celebrate Recovery leadership is trained on all aspect of the the program.  The Training Coach anticipated the future training needs for all leadership positions including sponsors, step study leaders, small group leaders in addition to providing training for staff, leaders and church on such topics as mental health, conflict resolution, and all CR initiatives.

Encouragement Coach – Marla Brown

Assimilation Coach –  Mike Vantine and Willie Rosbourgh

Ministry Leader – Bill Brown

Worship Ministry Leader – Bob Carey

Mental Health Advocate – 

The Landing

Celebration Place

Bill Brown
Bill BrownCelebrate Recovery Ministry Leader
Bill is a greatful follower of Jesus who in recovery over lust and pornography. He graduated from Biola University and attended Western Theological Seminary. He has a passion for bringing Christ to the broken.
Marla Brown
Marla BrownEncouragement Coach
Marla’s passion is showing the love of Jesus to all she meets. Her experience as a Medical Assistant for over 25 years together with this love for Jesus has help her to become a caring, loving encourager. On her road to recovery from alcohol, Marla became involved with Celebrate Recovery where she is currently our Encouragement Coach. In this role she encourages leadership, sets the tone for energy, enthusiasm for the whole CR experience. She also is responsible for developing fellowship events.
Patrick Simpson
Patrick SimpsonTraining Coach
Patrick has been part of Celebrate Recovery for many years. He has been actively involved with ,amy programs at the Union Gospel Mission and AA, where he began his journey to recovery from drugs and alcohol. Patrick has a power story of recovery that he is eager to share. His experience with Celebrate Recovery has groom his for this important position of training TEAM leaders, step study leaders and small group leaders. In addition, his training team helps sponsors and accountability partners to be effect as partners in the road to recovery.
MIke Vantine
MIke VantineAssimilation Coach
Mike has a passion for sharing Christ’s love through his life and prayer. He is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary and has worked in marketing and sales for a large pharmaceutical company. He is a gifted Bible teacher and business man. He was on the Board of Promise Keepers and is well connected with local church pastors. These talents and experiences make Mike well suited to market and promote Celebrate Recovery to our local churches and community.




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I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me