Cellebration Fellowship (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

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The Cellebration Fellowship (originally written as Cell-ebration) in the greater Atlanta, Georgia, area began in 1994. J. David Lambert provided leadership to this new congregation connected to the Lancaster Mennonite Conference.

The congregation began as an outreach to refugees. It began by meeting in homes. By 2002 it rented space in the Clarkston Community Center. In 2005, it had members from Sudan, Burma, Laos, and West Africa.

In 2000, the Lancaster Mennonite Conference "released" the 14 churches it had established in the southeast United States to form a new network called Good News Fellowship (GNF). Cellebration became part of this new fellowship.

In 2009, the congregation lost the place it had rented for worship and split into four house churches, partially divided by language. Given this reality, Lambert recorded a sermon on a DVD that was played in each house church.

In 2010, one of the house churches, a Burmese background group, established the independent Myanmar Baptist Church.

In 2023, the group met in the Clarkston Community Center, Clarkston, Georgia, in a suburb of Atlanta.


"A closer look ... at Cellebration Fellowship." The Good News Messenger (March/April 2003): 2.

Lambert, Dave. "Cellebration Fellowship" The Good News Messenger (Spring 2005): 5.

_____. "Good news and bad news." The Good News Messenger (Summer 2010): 1, 4.

_____. "House churches." The Good News Messenger (Summer 2009): 2-3.

Additional Information

Meeting Address: Clarkston Community Center, 3701 College Avenue, Clarkston, Georgia 30021


Website: https://www.cellebrationfellowship.com/

Denominational Affiliations:

Lancaster Mennonite Conference (until 2000)

Good News Fellowship

Pastoral Leaders at Cellebration Fellowship

Name Years
of Service
J. David Lambert 1994-

Cellebration Fellowship Membership

Year Members
2000 30

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published December 2023

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Cellebration Fellowship (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. December 2023. Web. 26 Feb 2024. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Cellebration_Fellowship_(Atlanta,_Georgia,_USA)&oldid=177940.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (December 2023). Cellebration Fellowship (Atlanta, Georgia, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 February 2024, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Cellebration_Fellowship_(Atlanta,_Georgia,_USA)&oldid=177940.

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