Sidney Hidalgo grew up with his mom always taking him to church. At the age of 17, he walked away from the church. Through his mother’s commitment to trusting God’s Word and through prayer, he gave his life to Jesus when he was 23. He came back to church and started serving God. Before coming to Celebration, Sidney was a Youth Pastor in the Slidell area. He started a bus ministry to pick up teenagers for church. It started with one van and grew to two buses. When Sidney first was hired at Celebration, he was the Youth/Associate Pastor at the Slidell campus. He became the Slidell Campus Pastor in October 2016. He is married to his wife, Tonya, and has one son, Lundon.