Celebration of praise is non-denominational pentecostal Church of God in Clermont, FL 34711, That was started by Pastor Rod L. Trusty & his wife, Julie. The church started in 1997 in a small church on Grand Hwy, where the church office was also located in the Pastor's home; On church property. COP started with only ten members, which grew to over eight hundred come 2004. Celebration of Praise second location was off of Hwy 50 in Minneola, which is now the City hall for Minneola. After his tenth year Anniversary serving as Senior Pastor over the 2,000 member church, Pastor Trusty announced he was leaving the church in September, 2007. Pastor Trusty and his family moved to North Carolina in October 2007; The State Bishop (Former- Bishop Martin Taylor) was responsible for having guest pastors speak as the church was without a Senior pastor. Bishop Taylor held a vote for the new church Pastor, Originally, Associate Pastor Jason Hitte was to take over, Due to other circumstances, he did not take the office of being the senior pastor. Pastor Chris Dutruch and his family moved from Bel-Air Maryland to take over the church in December 2007. The church had a split once Pastor Trusty left, Pastor Chris Dutruch had to re-build the church membership wise. Celebration of Praise has had numerous special guests in the church arena, Such as: Dewayne Wade (Worship Leader) William MacDowell; Israel Houghton, Martha Munizzi, Pastor Rod Parsley; Pastor Jesse Duplantis, and Dr. Cindy Trimm. The church is known for it's beautiful building (30,000 sq. ft.) including a Gym, Pool and 2,000 Sanctuary. Celebration of Praise has a mix of cultures, Black, White, Hispanic, no matter your race, You will find it at COP. COP is known for it's annual Living Nativity which happens every December since 2008.

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