Mike Day, Ph.D. - Pastor
Mike Day is a Georgia native who grew up in Dekalb and Gwinnett counties. He graduated from Parkview High School and then completed a Bachelor degree in Accounting at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. He earned his Master of Divinity and Ph.D. from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
In 1986, he married his college sweetheart, Leigh Anne. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner who works in Gainesville. They have three children: Erin, Robin and Stephen.
Mike was called to pastor his first church in 1981 while a junior in college. He has served churches in Alabama, Kentucky, Indiana and Georgia.
In 1997, Mike was asked to start a new church in the growing south Hall, north Gwinnett area. In the early years, Celebration Church met at Friendship Elementary School near I-985. In 2002, Celebration moved to the current campus on Thompson Mill Road near Reunion, Deaton Creek and Chateau Elan Subdivisions.
In addition to his responsibilities with Celebration, Mike works with Positive Management Leadership Inc., a leadership development company that motivates and inspires leaders in many of the top Fortune 100 companies.
Whether he is leading his church, preaching a sermon or giving a motivational keynote to business leaders, Mike loves the opportunity to inspire people to live out all God desires them to be.