About Central Presbyterian Church

Central Presbyterian Church is a vibrant community of Christian faith in Anderson South Carolina. We are a PC(USA) denomination and a member of the Foothills Presbytery.

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Our History

Central Presbyterian Church of Anderson, SC was organized as a congregation on September 23, 1900 by what was then known as the South Carolina Presbytery. Two years later, the church had completed a beautiful facility on the corner of North Main and West Orr Street, which held the first service on December 28, 1902. This building served the church for 55 years, at which time church growth and space constraints in the downtown area led the congregation to purchase property and build a new church on North Boulevard in its current location. On September 8, 1957, the church began holding services in its new facilities. Another major addition and renovation was completed in 2000, as the church completed its first century.

Our Programs

Central began sponsoring Boy Scout Troop 84 in 1928 and has been doing so for 93 years now. In 2014, the church added sponsorship of Cub Scout Pack 15. A Weekday Kindergarten and Preschool began in 1960 and is still going strong 61 years later.

 

A Mother's Morning Out program has been added to serve infants and toddlers, and a very successful summer children's program known as "Summer Fun". Vacation Bible School is also a highlight of each summer. A group for older adults, known as the Centralities, was started in the early 1970's and continues to be active.

Central Presbyterian Church is blessed with strong youth and children's programs. A fine music program includes choirs for children, youth, and adults, as well as handbell choirs. The church is very involved in local and international mission projects and has an annual "Over and Above" mission drive to assist in the funding of such projects. A number of church members through the years have been called into the ministry, the mission field, and the field of Christian education.

Faith Statement

We believe that hrough the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel, whom alone we worship and serve.

God comes to us in free and undeserved favor in the person of Jesus Christ who lived, died, and rose for us that we might belong to God and serve Christ in the world. Following Jesus, Presbyterians are engaged in the world and in seeking thoughtful solutions to the challenges of our time.

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Presbyterians affirm that God comes to us with grace and love in the person of Jesus Christ, who lived, died, and rose for us so that we might have eternal and abundant life in him. As Christ's disciples, called to ministry in his name, we seek to continue his mission of teaching the truth, feeding the hungry, healing the broken, and welcoming strangers. God sends the Holy Spirit to dwell within us, giving us the energy, intelligence, imagination, and love to be Christ's faithful disciples in the world.

More than two million people call the Presbyterian Church (USA) their spiritual home. Worshiping in 10,000 Presbyterian congregations throughout the United States, they engage the communities in which they live and serve with God's love.

 

Our Staff

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Dr. Michael York

Senior Pastor

Rev. Noelle Read

Rev. Noelle Read

Associate Pastor

Jackie Lollis

Jackie Lollis

Office Administrator

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Music Minister Mandy Davis

Mandy Keathley

Music Director

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Annette Martin

Organist

Jennifer Poag

Jennifer Poag

Director of Children's Ministries

Stephen Price

Stephen Price

Director of Youth and Young Adults

Lisa Moorehead

Lisa Moorhead

Co-Director Preschool/Kindergarten

Shirley Stayanoff

Shirley Stayanoff

Co-Director Preschool/Kindergarten

Grey Watson

Gray Watson

Facilities, Grounds, & Recreation Manager

Our Leaders

Deacons

Class of 2022

Sue Caswell
Chris Corley
David Poag
Blythe Smith

​Class of 2023

Vicki Anderson
Mary Ann Epting
Jeanette McCord
Libby Middleton


​Class of 2024

April Cameron
Jan Hinchman
Metra Lehmann
Laurie Stroup

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Elders

Class of 2022
 

Rick Anderson
Dan Buchanan
Bucky Cole
Rebecca Parker
Bill Reno
Lian Rines
Leigh Watson


Class of 2023

 

Carl Epting
Ansley Chambers
Harold Gilbert
Dave McCord
Marion Middleton
Mary Nickles
Josh Pannell


Class of 2024

 

Jimmy Anderson
Kyle Anderson
Amy Cianciolo
Randy Fischer
Karen Hancock
Trey Thomas
John Waters

 
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Church Directory

Central has a wonderful family, and this password-protected directory can help keep you in touch with our growing congregation!

 

Church members are welcome to call the church office to request the easy to remember password. Click below to download your copy.

 
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