Lead Pastor Brian Faria
Pastor Brian Faria was born in Brazil and raised in Massachusetts. Having grown up in church, his faith was always a guiding core value. At the age of 23, he encountered Jesus in a much more personal way and decided to pursue the Lord with greater passion.
That pursuit a few short years after, led him to transition from
the corporate business world and into ministry training at Northpoint Bible College in Haverhill, MA. There he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and Pastoral Ministries. He also has a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from Johnson & Wales University.
Brian has called Celebration International Church “home,” since 2008. In 2010, he began serving in various capacities under the former Lead Pastor. That same year, at a church function, he met his wife Nathalia. She has a degree in Sociology and works in the social services field. They have been married since 2016 and have a son, Micah.
Gina has worked in the child care field since 1999. She has worked in child care centers, nannied, and ran a home day care. She is married with two children, a daughter, and a son. Her husband’s military career took them to MA, NJ and CA. They currently live in Framingham.
Gina enjoys crafting of all sorts, going to the beach and spending time with her family.
Little Lamb School is a Christ-Centered nursery school and child care center which will nurture your children in an atmosphere of Christian love.
Sharon comes to CIC with 35+ years of office administration experience and was previously in this office position from 2006-2009. It is with great joy that she reconnects with those that were part of CIC in her previous role and forging new relationships with those currently part of this church.
Young Adults & Youth Pastor
Pastor Xavier is a graduate of Northpoint Bible College where he majored in Church Ministries.
He joined the CIC staff in August 2016 and is currently our Youth and Young Adults Pastor.
Xavier has a heart for people, especially for students! We are blessed to continue to do ministry with this young man.
Leilani has attended CIC since she was a youth. Starting here at her home church, she has been serving and leading in worship ministries for 15 years and came on as the CIC Worship Director in 2020.
Leilani is a mother, a wife and
also works full time as a Store Manager. She loves to travel especially to the mountains and enjoys reading, writing, and decorating. Leilani has a call and passion to Davidic worship, a heart for seeing revival in the nations and is excited to be a part of all God is doing here in her home church community.
Children's Church Director
Deirdre Lewis is our Children’s Church Director here at CIC. She is a wife and mother of three. She comes to us with 20+ years serving in children’s ministries, a BA in Psychology and is currently working towards ordination through the AG’s SNEMN school of ministry.
Deidre is a positive and encouraging leader full of creative ideas! She is passionate about leading this next generation into developing a faith and hope in Jesus while teaching them to extend God’s love to others (Mark 12:31).
She enjoys crafting, decorating, church life and spending time with her family. She has a heart for prayer ministry, to see revival come to New England and is active with a revival team. She has 2 daughters and 5 grandsons ranging in age 4-18 years.