Who We Are
AWKNG was birthed from the heart and vision of pioneering pastors, Stovall and Kerri Weems.
We are on a mission to see communities restored around the world, modeling our efforts after Isaiah 58:6-14.
Kerri Weems is Global Senior Co-Pastor of Celebration Church and the CEO of multiple for-profit and non-profit entities. A globally recognized pioneer for women in church leadership, Kerri has spoken to congregations and leaders alike all around the world. Together with her husband Stovall, Kerri launched Celebration Church in 1998 with a vision of reaching the people of Jacksonville, FL, and around the world. Since that time, Celebration Church has grown to reach thousands in regional and international capacities alike. Grounded in their value to lead people to experience wholeness in Christ, Stovall and Kerri launched Honey Lake Farms, an organization that creates habitats for wholeness in communities, bringing economic development, skill training, outreach opportunity, and retreat space for groups of interest worldwide.
Kerri is also the co-founder and CEO of AWKNG, a media network that includes multiple professional arms of influence in television, recording, publishing, theological and ministry training, and Church networking. She is the author of several books including, Clueless, Rhythms of Grace, and The Sisterhood Effect.
Karla Adcox is the Executive Director of AWKNG. Before leading AWKNG, she worked at Celebration Church for 14 years on the leadership team as an Executive Director and Pastor over various areas. Her focus has always been on building ministries, resources, programs, systems, and teams from the ground up into successful and thriving entities. She is now able to take all of those skills and pour them into AWKNG. She has a bachelor’s degree from FSU in interdisciplinary social science with a focus in business administration and sociology and a certification in EQ-i 2.0 & EQ 360. She has a deep love for God’s Kingdom and a heart for his people and desires to use her skills in every way she can to see others mature into all God has for them so the Kingdom can continue to advance. Karla has been married to her husband, Matt, since 2006, and they are blessed with two sons, Baize and Grey.
Stovall Weems is the Global Senior Pastor of Celebration Church and President of Honey Lake Farms and AWKNG. Together with his wife, Kerri, Stovall launched Celebration Church in Jacksonville, Florida in 1998 with a vision of reaching people both in the city of Jacksonville and around the world. Under the Weems’ leadership, Celebration Church has since grown to reach thousands of people and help form and equip pastors and church leaders all around the world.
Grounded in their value to lead people to experience spiritual and mental wholeness in Christ, Stovall and Kerri launched Honey Lake Farms in 2021. Honey Lake Farms is an organization designed to cultivate wholeness in communities by bringing economic development, skills training, outreach and retreat space for under resourced populations, at-risk youth, as well as pastors and church leaders.
Stovall also serves as the founder and president of AWKNG, a media network designed to bring the Gospel of the Kingdom to people in the areas of television, recording, publication, theology and ministry training, and networking churches. Stovall also currently serves on the board of Honey Lake Clinic, the premier Christian mental health program in the United States, and a ministry he helped launch.
Stovall is the author of numerous books including, Awakening: A New Approach to Faith, Fasting and Spiritual Freedom and The God-First Life: Uncomplicate Your Life, God¹s Way.