Our History


Community Celebration Church began its first service on Sept. 6, 1998 at the Byron American Legion in Byron, MN. Nine people were present. During the first seven years, we met in three different rented locations. In March of 2005, we moved to our permanent location on Highway 14.

From the very beginning, CCC has had a clear mission to grow the church by reaching pre-Christian people. Today, that mission is still at the heart of the church and its vision.

November 1996

  • Steve Larson sensed a call to plant a church in SE Minnesota

September 1997

  • Tammy and Steve Larson began making plans to build a church in the Byron area.

July 1998

  • New Church informational meeting.

September 1998

  • The first official service of Community Celebration Church held at the Byron American Legion with 65 people in attendance.


  • CCC outgrows the legion and moves to Byron Elementary School Land is purchased for future building


  • Capital fund-raising campaign; raising almost 3 times more than the average church our size.

June 2004

  • Ground is broken for new building.

March 2005

  • First services held in new building; average attendance 232.

October 2009

  • Average attendance 440.

November 2013

  • Capital fund-raising campaign; raising funds over the next 3 years!


  • Average attendance over 600

  • We are looking forward to see what God has planned for us!