About Central Baptist Church
In 1955, our charter members chose the name “Central” for the new church because:
“Its CENTRAL purpose will be to present Jesus Christ and His Gospel as all together and abidingly adequate for the deepest human needs;
– because our CENTRAL purpose is to help and not hurt,
– to serve rather than be served,
– to release rather than bind,
– to save rather than condemn,
– to forgive that we may be forgiven,
– to give rather than get,
-to lose our lives that we may find them . . . ” (News-Journal June 25, 1955)
From its beginning Central Baptist Church has developed creative community ministries for changing lives. Equipping its members with sound biblical study and prophetic preaching over the years Central developed a community wide treatment center for alcoholics, an expansive child care facility, low-income community housing, and a camp for kids and adults.
Today Central hosts programs of Christian education for all ages, a counseling center, grief support groups, the oldest Boy Scout troop in Florida, and LifeTree Café, a weekly, hour-long interactive experience that features real people’s real stories on film, guided conversation, biblical insights, and time to build relationships.