Our History - Central Avenue Baptist Church
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“If  my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, Then will i hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

-2 Chronicles 7:14

(These are the words of the Lord to King Solomon in answer to his prayer at the dedication of the temple in Jerusalem 959 B.C. They serve us well today!)

“Welcome” from Bro. Larry & Levonia Matheny…

(June 2013)

“We would like to extend to each of you a very special welcome to the 60th anniversary of Central Avenue Baptist Church. Central is made up of people who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ and followed him in baptism and have willingly and deliberately committed themselves to carry the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ to the world through his local church. I pray as Pastor that we will be the witnesses to this community, city, and country that God has called us to be. May the love of God continue to bind us into family as we continue to work together reaching souls for Christ.

To God be the glory, great things he has done!”

Pastors of Central Avenue Baptist Church

Charles A. Sutton (1953-1955)

Ernest Sisk (1955-1958)

C.E. Wade (1958)

W.B. Johnson (1958-1960)

Jack Conley (1960-1964)

Guy Mathews (1964-1966)

W.S. Holton (interim 1966-1968)

D.E. Bryant (interim 1968-1969)

Bill Miller (1969-1970)

D.E. Bryant (1970-1992)

L. Gwynn Devey (associate pastor 1992)

Danny Joiner (1992)

Guy Mathews (1995-2002)

D.E. Bryant (interim 2003)

George Galloway (interim 2003)

Horace Howell (interim 2003)

Charles B. Cooper (2003-2012)

George Galloway (interim 2012)

Larry Matheny (2012-2017)

Jerry Brown (interim 2017-)