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About Central Presbyterian Church Preschool & Kindergarten

Welcome to Central Presbyterian Church Preschool & Kindergarten where we aim to provide a Christian classroom environment that allows your children to develop spiritually, socially, academically, and emotionally with confidence.


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.

Our Teacher

Our Staff

Our Staff

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Senior Pastor

Rev. Noelle Read

Associate Pastor

Jackie Lollis

Jackie Lollis

Office Administrator

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Music Minister Mandy Davis

Mandy Keathley

Music Director


Annette Martin


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

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