Lance & Una Tweedie
Lance and Una Tweedie are the Senior Leaders at Celebration Church. They are passionate about the Kingdom of God and leading people into a greater experience of God’s grace and goodness. We love and appreciate them, and are so thankful for their ministry!
Lance Tweedie is our Lead Pastor. He is an excellent, engaging and motivational public speaker, innovative pastor, church-planter, dynamic leader and visionary. Lance is full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom and exudes the joy of the Lord. “Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again- rejoice!” -Philippians 4:4 Pastor Lance lives this verse out loud with authenticity and encourages others to, “Live a life that celebrates God!” He’s known and appreciated for being a friendly and genuinely happy person and we’re blessed to have him as our Lead Pastor here at #HappyChurch! With more than twenty years of successful business, leadership and ministry experience, Lance thrives on creativity and change; a creative and charismatic leader with a heart for evangelism, he has spiritual gifts of teaching, leadership and faith. Pastor Lance has been part of Celebration Church since it’s first Sunday nearly thirty years ago. His personal mission is to help people encounter God, be equipped by His Word, and empowered by His Holy Spirit to live a life that celebrates God! He also likes sushi, music, motorcycles, playing his guitar, playing squash, movies, popcorn, and pop culture. But his greatest passions can be found in the Word of God, the finished work of Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of our Heavenly Father and the presence and power of the Holy Spirit.
Una is Lance’s Spirit-filled partner in life and ministry, and their love story is truly romantic and inspiring. Una comes from the United States and a Christian family ministry background, traveling in full-time ministry for over a decade where she ministered at hundreds of churches and Christian events around North America having seen thousands of people receive God’s gift of salvation and decide to follow Jesus, and many lives touched by the grace and goodness of God through her family ministry. Witnessing miracles of physical healing, restored relationships, transformed lives and answers to prayer- then receiving an answer to her personal prayer that she only ever wanted to date just one man, her one and only that God created just for her. She met the love of her life via a paper love letter postmarked Canada, and fell in love with the guy who had fallen in love with her at first sight… they met and were married a few months later. Una moved to Canada and transferred her ministry gifts in a more relaxed expression to the local church environment here at Celebration Church, and the other churches she and Lance planted together in Ontario. Lance and Una have been happily married for more than twenty years. Una has strong gifts of faith, prayer, wisdom, discernment and exhortation, as well as leadership and administration. She uses these gifts to minister to the ministers here at Celebration Church, working closely with Lance and the Executive Ministry Team. Una enjoys summer, sunshine, happy music, sweet tea with lemon, biscuits ‘n’ gravy, art, architecture and interior design. But most of all she loves Jesus, and sharing His love with others; praying for, encouraging, coaching and ministering to people makes her truly happy.
Lance and Una enjoy helping people know God, experience authentic community, discover their God-given design and live with purpose. They believe that God is good all the time and that He has a plan and purpose for everyone, “Made on purpose, for a purpose.” They have a special place in their hearts for developing and training future church leaders for church planting to reach God’s lost children with the good news of Jesus, and expand the kingdom of God “…on earth as it is in heaven.”
They have two children, Aiden and Brianna, and live in Southwestern Ontario, where Celebration Church is based. They love leading people to encounter God’s goodness and grace for themselves, and then helping them discover and realize God’s unique plan for their life.