About CPR

CPR – Celebrating Pastors in Recovery

CPR can trace its origins back to a conversation between Hess Hester, Senior Pastor of Southern Hills Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and John Baker, one of our founding fathers of Celebrate Recovery. Starting with a small group of pastors meeting in Tulsa in 2005, CPR has grown organically to the point that we need a central point of connection. CPRPASTORS.COM is that connecting point.

CPR is a long-standing dream of helping pastors find a safe haven for experiencing the healing power of Jesus Christ for the hurts, habits, and hang-ups of the past, present, and future. For pastors who are ready to take the journey through the 12 Steps of Celebrate Recovery, our ultimate goal as this site develops is to get you connected with other like-hearted pastors in your area or with an online group meeting.

First revealed at the Celebrate Recovery Annual Summit at Saddleback Church in August of 2009, CPRPASTORS.COM is designed to be a centralized, secure, and reliable service to connect all leaders in ministry who need a safe place to experience the grace and love of Jesus Christ in the context of a caring community.

As you may have surmised, we’re only in the beginning stages of developing the infrastructure capable of supporting the overwhelming need to network leaders in ministry across geographic, denominational, and other factors. Know that at the forefront of our concerns are safety, confidentiality, and trust. Though we will invoke many leading technologies to connect people, we pledge not to compromise the foundational values necessary to make our connections safe.

We welcome your input as our network grows, and we thank you for your willingness to be a part of this healing movement.