Central Church of God

Address: 5301 Sardis Road, Charlotte, NC 28270

Phone: 704-364-5003

Website: www.centralchurchofgod.org

Membership: 1,600


Pastor’s name: Loran Livingston

Services: Sunday worship 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m., satellite service 10:30 a.m. at Lake Park Church, Sunday evening prayer 5 p.m., evening worship 6 p.m.; Wednesday 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

What makes your church unique?

The strong spiritual leadership of Pastor Loran Livingston. Since the inception of the church 32 years ago, he hasn’t pulled punches in directing people to look toward Jesus as our salvation.

What is the church’s vision? To continue being a great center of worship and giving, and to continue to direct people to develop a sincere, committed relationship with Jesus Christ.

What are the church’s beliefs? We believe that Jesus is the virgin-born son of God, whose death and resurrection provides salvation for those who believe in Him. He is coming again to collect believers to ultimately reign with Him.

What types of ministry and programs are offered? You name it! From local outreach to world missions, from prison ministry to Christian education, hospitality to life counseling, plus music, fine arts and even a motorcycle club, Central provides ministry by and for people in all walks of life.

What are the strengths of the church?

Its committed members who have learned the importance of, and fulfillment in, serving, and who know only that which is done for Jesus Christ will last.

How do you foster spiritual gifts for individuals in the church?

By providing many opportunities for individuals to use them. For those with a gift in music, there is choir, orchestra and other programs. Those gifted in evangelism can participate in prison outreach or overseas missions. And there are many ways to work in hospitality, teaching, showing mercy and developing the other spiritual gifts at Central.

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