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By Jesse Sines
For The Sentinel 

Celebrate Recovery celebrates one year


The leaders and attendees of Celebrate Recovery at New Life Assembly of God Church are observing their one-year anniversary to celebrate a local place of healing “for all hurts, habits and hang-ups.”

Celebrate Recovery is over 20 years old and began with a man named John Baker after he had achieved sobriety from alcohol through an Alcoholics Anonymous program. After getting back together with his estranged family, he began attending Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif. Baker wrote an elaborate 13-page letter sometime later to the pastor that provided the beginnings of Celebrate Recovery and was promptly given permission to pursue the idea. The first night 45 people attended, and s...

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