John Harbold is the Young Adults Pastor at Celebration Community Church. He’s been married to Emily since June of 2013. Together they have spent several years serving young adults in the Dillsburg area.
John completed his bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry at Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri in 2011. Before his senior year of college, he completed his summer internship at Celebration Community Church, with a focus of serving in the Youth Ministry. It was then that he met Emily, who was also serving as a youth leader. After graduating from Central Bible College, John returned to CCC to serve as a youth leader under Pastor Zach. During this time, John was involved in the Young Adults Bible Study, a ministry that he was passionate to see thrive and grow. When there arose a need for a Young Adults leader, John was happy to serve in whatever way was needed. Together, John and Emily have been leading the Celebration Young Adults since May of 2014.
John and Emily are both in the marketplace during the week. John works for an IT division of a large grocery store chain, and Emily substitute teaches at various school districts. Both John and Emily are glad to be able to be a light for Christ in their places of business.
John enjoys music and art. He’s not too old to play with Legos and has a love of the outdoors. Emily loves music, especially music that she can dance to. Emily has also spoken at several different women’s conferences, and is excited to pursue any other opportunities to do so.
John and Emily believe that the 20s are a vital time for individuals, and they have faith that God will use young adults in amazing ways. They see limitless potential in young adults whose passionate hearts collide with a growing spiritual maturity!