PASTOR CELESTE ELY
PASTOR CELESTE ELY
Celeste Ely was born and raised in Centerville, Ohio. At a young age Celeste felt the call on her life to reach young people with the authentic
love of Jesus Christ. After graduating High School, she attended Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, TX, where she received a Bachelors
in Theology with an emphasis on Youth. Celeste coaches volleyball for Tipp City Highschool, loves coffee, rap music and can quote every
Chris Farley movie ever made. Celeste and her husband Brent reside in Dayton, Ohio, where they serve as the Junior and Senior High
Youth Pastors for Living Word Church.
Elisa Williamson is a former highly competitive gymnast and a recipient of a bachelors degree of science in psychology from the Wright State University with high honors. She has a background of the military through her dad and through her time pursuing a career in Detachment 643’s Air Force college ROTC program. At the young age of 11 she found herself burning for Jesus with a heart for the lost. She led a small group where a handful of young girls were set free from suicidal thoughts, cutting, drug addictions, and so much more. However, like Israel, Elisa needed an encounter with the love of God for herself. In the process of finding where she fits there’s a story of anxiety, tormenting fear, and heart break, but Elisa’s biggest accomplishment came from the moment that she dropped the performance she clung onto for so long and emptied herself before Jesus. After three years of ministry school (including a hands on pastoral internship), Elisa’s biggest strength is her dependency on the Holy Spirit because if she has any say in it Jesus will get His full reward. She is currently working to become a flight attendant while learning what it means to abide in the Holy Spirit and to be a walking encounter with the pure love of Jesus.