Celso Villagomez

"As the Student Ministry Director, I am thrilled to see PIPELINE.Students be introduced to Jesus, become fully committed followers of Christ and go out to be the Church."

Celso was born and raised in the Central Valley, attended Golden West High School and joined the United States Marine Corps soon after graduation. He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at a Sunday chapel before the Marine Corps crucible, where he later earned the title of Marine. His walk with Jesus was strengthened on his third deployment to Afghanistan where he realized he needed to be a fully committed follower of Christ. After leaving the Corps, Celso obtained a bachelor’s in business and a master’s in project management. Before accepting this position with PIPELINE.CHURCH, he worked as a Production Control Lead contractor, where his team rebuilt F/A-18 Super Hornets for the Navy and World-Famous Blue Angels.
Today, Celso and his wife Schara live in Visalia where they are raising their boys and setting roots in a community of faith at PIPELINE.CHURCH. Ever since leaving the Corps, Celso knew he needed to serve the Lord in a full-time capacity. His faith in Jesus has led him into ministry, leaving a career in military aviation. He served as the PIPELINE.CHURCH staff support lead disciple and deacon, now embarking on his journey as the Student Ministry Director and Tulare County FCA field ambassador.