Leadership Team


Dr. James Albers, Lead Pastor

James is passionate about equipping, encouraging, and mobilizing God’s people to fulfill their God-given calling through God’s church for God’s glory.

James became lead pastor of Celebration Baptist Church in September 2008. He received a Master in Divinity degree in 2001 and a Doctor of Ministry degree in May 2013 from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. Prior to coming to Celebration, James served for more than seventeen years in various pastoral ministries in Missouri. James and his wife, Heidi, have been married since July of 1997. 

Some of his interests include playing table tennis, hiking, watching superhero movies, following the KC Royals & Chiefs, watching storms, and listening to music.  Sharing the joy of Christ’s victory with other believers makes life even better!


Jennifer Travnicek, Administrative Assistant

Jennifer joined Celebration Baptist Church as Administrative Assistant in June of 2020. Her time volunteering in various positions at her church and schools her children attended in Tulsa, OK, and more recently as receptionist at a local business, give her unique experience to understand the heart of Celebration.  Her desire is to use every experience God has given her to serve others. 

Jennifer loves to use her creativity to design the newsletters, brochures and weekly bulletin.  She coordinates with a local print shop to produce the banners used in sermon series and various other ministries.  Jennifer schedules work appointments for maintenance and repairs for the building and grounds and is the head bookkeeper.  She, with the help of her daughter, enjoy adding special creative touches around the church to show their love to the church family.

Jennifer was born and raised in the Wichita area.  She married Eric in 1997 and shortly after moved to Tulsa, OK.  Her and her family moved home after 21 years to be closer to family.  She has 3 young adult children living at home whom she enjoys immensely.  Her interests include all things crafty, sewing, baking, reading and spending time with family.