Rob Blackburn
Dr. Rob Blackburn
Dr. Rob Blackburn

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As pastor at Central United Methodist since 1998, I quickly came to have a sense that Central United Methodist Church is a truly vital congregation—full of life and joy. Every church is driven by something. Tradition, finances, programs, personalities, events and even buildings can each be the controlling force in a church.


But for a church to be healthy, it must be purpose-driven, built around the New Testament call of ministry and mission. Central Church is certainly such a church—a congregation which works out of the understanding that the church exists not for its own sake but for the sake of the world.

This is truly an exciting time in the life of Central Church as we continue to widen the circle of our ministries and our outreach to our community and the world. I think the church mission states it best: Celebrating the grace of God, the Central Church Family invites everyone to share and experience the love of Christ with one another and the community.

Join us as we journey together on this road of faith. The rewards are life-changing and everlasting.
Last Published: August 24, 2016 9:50 PM