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If you are not a Christian, Central is a place where you can explore Christianity without pressure. If you are a Christian, it's a place where you can grow in grace and purpose. Wherever you are, wherever you have been . . . we welcome you.

You will find that Central is not the typical Baptist church. We

  • embrace a traditional style of worship.
  • are theologically moderate.
  • recognize that women, as well as men, may serve in leadership and pastoral positions.
  • exhibit loving respect for the diverse opinions of individual members.
  • embrace the belief that the individual is free to interpret the Bible for himself or herself, using the best study tools available to the individual.
  • are autonomous, though affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

August 23 Wednesday

No senior adult breakfast this week
5:30 pm - Family Fellowship Supper: Fried Chicken
6:00 pm - Children's Music and Activities (PreK - Fifth Grade)
6:30 pm - Midweek Worship and Bible Study, Chapel
6:30 pm - Youth Bible Study
7:10 pm - Chancel Choir Rehearsal

mattsappsuitRev. Matt Sapp called to be new pastor

On Sunday, August 13, Reverend Matthew Sapp was called to serve as the thirteenth pastor of Central Baptist Church. Rev. Sapp and his wife, Julie, and newborn son, Hudson, spent the weekend meeting the membership of the church in various settings—including a reception between the worship services in Fellowship Hall—and were warmly received by everyone. Both worship services were well attended and were filled with anticipation as Matt preached a wonderfully prepared, well delivered, inspiring sermon titled, “Maximizing Impact: A Restoration Project,” based on John 21:1-17.

At the conclusion of the early service, and following the late service, the church was called into conference to consider the call of Rev. Sapp…paper ballots were distributed to all members who were present, as required by the church by-laws. After the ballots were counted, I had the privilege of announcing that the congregation had affirmed the unanimous recommendation of the Pastor Search Team and the Board of Deacons that Rev. Sapp be called to serve as pastor. I then invited him to lead the benediction as our new pastor. Matt’s first day in the church office will be Monday, September 11, 2017.

I want to encourage all of us to keep the Sapp family in our prayers as they say farewell to the congregation at Heritage Fellowship in Canton, Georgia, where they have served since September 2014 . . . and to pray for God’s leadership as we prepare to begin a new chapter in the life of Central Baptist Church. Special thanks to the Pastor Search Team (PST) for their diligent and effective work in following God’s guidance, as well as being alert to the suggestions from the Congregational Dialogues regarding the characteristics of a pastor that would fit well with our church . . . and for their persistence in the search to locate and then recommend that Matt Sapp become our pastor. The members of the PST are: Taylor Drake, team leader; Beth Wagstaff; Missy Ballantyne; Anita Headley; David Gregory; Jim Qualls; David Van Drew; and as chairman of the Board of Deacons, I also served on the team. The Board of Deacons and the Church Staff also played important roles in the search process, for which I am grateful. And, of course, the prayers and encouragement of all of you were essential to the entire process!

Wonderful, exciting days are ahead for Central Baptist Church!

--Otis Jones, III, Chairman of the Board of Deacons

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Photo remembrance in celebration of Daniel Nance's 12 years of service as youth minister.

Children's fishing day on July 29, 2017


women in transition webThursday, September 7, 2017, 10:30 AM
Join us on a home tour of Bankshaven,
the historic estate of William Banks on Highway 29 South, followed by lunch at Golden’s on the Square at 12:30 pm.
We will meet at the church at 10:00 am and travel by car. Many thanks to Elizabeth Beers for arranging this rare opportunity!
Please RSVP to
Courtney Haynes, Central Baptist Church office, (770) 683-0610, by Tuesday, September 5.
Hope to see you all there!

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Children's Ministry Day
Serving Breakfast at Bridging the Gap
Saturday, September 9, 2017
8:45 am


boy scout logo smallCentral Baptist is a proud Boy Scout sponsor. By clicking links below, you may download a number of Scout resources.

Welcome to BSA Troop 47
Scoutmaster Information
Troop Calendar
Troop Committee
Crossover Dues
Medical Form
Woodruff Camp Information Packet
Woodruff GPS
Directions to Woodruff
What to Bring to Camp
Fillable 2016 Woodruff Provisional . . .



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Ongoing Activities

Monday Morning Breakfast and Devotional
7:15 am - 8:00 am, Youth Building
Transportation to local schools provided by youth ministry team parents.

Wednesday Night Bible Study
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Youth Building

pepperchoplinheaderChoir members and prospective members: Please join us for a "back to choir," "new church year," "highlight of the year" Composer Workshop!!
Date: August 26-27
Composer: Pepper Choplin, composer, conductor and humorist. He has gained a reputation as one of the most creative writers in church music today. Please read his entire bio here:
We will be doing a variety of music, serious and fun, and we will all very much enjoy Pepper's humor and inspiration through his own singing and playing. You are in for a treat!

The Central Baptist church family is invited to “DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT” with Pepper on Saturday, August 26, at 6:30 pm. This will be an evening of exceptional food, hilarious songs, and inspiring words in the Fellowship Hall. This church-wide fall kickoff event is sponsored by the Chancel Choir and catered by Elegant Expressions. Menu: Fried Chicken, Red Dill Potato Salad, Roaster Corn Salad with Grape Tomatoes, Mixed Green Salad with homemade dressings, and desserts.
Cost: $15 per person. Additional donations are greatly appreciated for the Organ Replacement Fund.
Make your reservation by calling or stopping by the church office: (770) 683-0610. Please make your reservation by August 20.

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. . . encourage one another.
. . . grow in discipleship.
. . . support mission endeavors

Monday, September 25, 11:00 am
"The Presence of Christ in Cambodia"
Bill and Moy Peeler
Reservations are appreciated for name tags; reservations are required for lunch ($7).  

To attend, please register here. If you have questions, email katienfaison@gmail.com, or call the church office at 770-683-0610.



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