A Brief History of the Presbyterian Church in This Country

Click here to learn more about our Presbyterian Heritage.

Giving is Central

Click here to learn more about giving to Central including our 2014 Annual Commitment Campaign--Reaching Beyond Ourselves: Faithful Living, Joyful Giving.

Click here to read Looking Ahead to 2014.

Welcome to Central!
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You will find much information about this grand church's life and work here, and will discover why so many refer to this church as "an island of delight" in the very middle of the city of Atlanta.  

Many people associate Central with a long legacy of service as a church deeply engaged in the promise and pain of urban life. Many others think of Central as a wellspring which nourishes the human spirit through rich worship, relevant preaching and a deep sacramental life. Still others associate Central with a community that celebrates diversity and welcomes the stranger until he or she is a stranger no more.

Central's roots go back to the very beginning of Atlanta's life, but we are also a church that is remarkably contemporary. Most importantly, we strive to be attentive to how and where God may be leading us to follow our Lord Jesus Christ in this day and time. From our location at the corner of Power and Powerlessness, we seek to be empowered by the fresh winds of God's Spirit that are blowing in this place even now!

We hope you will take the time to explore this site to learn more, for yourself, about the opportunities for worship, learning, fellowship, and service in this community of faith. Better yet, why don't you visit us next Sunday!

Learn More About Central

Central Presbyterian Church celebrated its 150th Anniversary on February 14, 2008. To view a video clip of WXIA's Wes Sarginson's report about Central's anniversary, click here.

To hear the audio of an article in The Atlanta Journal Constitution by Ernie Suggs, click here.

In the fall of 2010, Central was selected by PBS as a tour site for the Sacred Spaces tour in conjunction with the premiere of its God in America project.  Central, along with several other congregations in Atlanta, was selected for our architectural significance, our impact on Atlanta's history and contemporary culture, and our willingness to engage in interfaith dialogue  Click here to read the section on Central from the tour book.