About Us

“And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. 2 Cor 3:18

Welcome to Central! Whether you’re just beginning to explore the Christian faith or a longtime disciple of Jesus, we’re glad you’re here. Our church is for anyone who wants to learn more about the Christian faith and grow together in real community.

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A Message from Pastor Clay



Mission & Vision


Central Presbyterian Church seeks the transformation of our lives, our communities, and the world through the renewing work of Jesus Christ, for the glory of God.

Our VISION becomes more and more a reality when we CONNECT, GROW, and SERVE.


We pursue connecting, growing, and serving through: Persistent prayerChrist-exalting worshipIntentional discipleshipSacrificial missions, and Sincere community

Our Beliefs

The Essentials of Our Faith

  • The Bible, the infallible Word of God, the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, is a complete and unified witness to God's redemptive acts culminating in the incarnation of the Living Word, the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible, uniquely and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit, is the supreme and final authority on all matters on which it speaks.

  • We believe in one God, the sovereign Creator and Sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. To Him be all honor, glory and praise forever!

  • Jesus Christ, the living Word, became flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. He who is true God became true man united in one Person forever. He died on the cross a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. On the third day He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He now is our High Priest and Mediator.

  • The Holy Spirit has come to glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to our hearts. He convicts us of sin and draws us to the Savior. Indwelling our hearts, He gives new life to us, empowers and imparts gifts to us for service. He instructs and guides us into all truth, and seals us for the day of redemption.

  • Being estranged from God and condemned by our sinfulness, our salvation is wholly dependent upon the work of God's free grace. God credits His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation, thereby justifies them in His sight.

  • The true Church is composed of all persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ and the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit are united together in the body of Christ.

  • Jesus Christ will come again to the earth-personally, visibly, and bodily-to judge the living and the dead, and to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.

  • The Lord Jesus Christ commands all believers to proclaim the Gospel throughout the world and to make disciples of all nations. He calls us to a life of self-denying love and service.

These Essentials are set forth in greater detail in the Westminster Confession of Faith

Our Denomination

Central is a member of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC). The EPC is a family of churches, Reformed and Presbyterian, defined by shared core values and bonded by the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. EPC churches are centered upon the good news of what God has done for the world through His Son, Jesus Christ.


Central’s rich history is deeply woven into the fabric of St. Louis and beyond. Whether it is our role in planting churches, supporting missionaries around the world, or helping to equip and support our members to be ambassadors for Christ in the workplace and their neighborhoods, the Central community has experienced God's faithfulness.

In 2019-2020, we joyfully celebrated Central's 175th anniversary. The video below was part of our recent celebration of this milestone anniversary.