Who We Are

Our Philosophy

  • The Word of God is Sufficient

Our Purpose

  • Love God With All Of Our Heart, Soul, Mind And Strength
  • Love Others
  • Love Each Other

Our Mission

  • Bring In, Build Up, Send Out

Our Vision

  • Reach those outside of Christ or Outside of Fellowship.
  • Take care of the Spiritual needs of the Body at Central.
  • Equip this congregation to serve in ministry.

Our Strategy

  • Large Groups
  • Small Groups
  • Mission
  • Ministry

Where We Came From

A group of Christians met in June 1964 to discuss the founding of an independent, non-denominational Christian church in Fort Smith. The first service was held on August 16, 1964 in the Larsen & Wear Construction building. Thereafter, the church met in the Creekmore Park Community Building.

On September 18, 1964 the church purchased 6 acres of land at 400 North Waldron Road, and one year later groundbreaking was held for its first facility. A significant photograph was taken at the groundbreaking where the congregation stood on the lawn and pulled a plow by hand. When the photograph was developed, a white “funnel” was in the background that could not be explained. It clearly is not a flaw in the film; otherwise it would have blotted out the images of the people. Evidently, the Holy Spirit had his mark on Central from the very beginning.

The first service was held in its new building on March 6, 1966. The church has gone through three building additions since that time: an educational wing and fellowship hall was added in 1977, the Family Life Center and office/classroom space was added in 1989, and a worship center was added in 2009.

Here’s a tribute video to those who took a step of faith to begin the congregation, in their own words. This was created for the Grand Opening of the Worship Center on April 5, 2009.

 

To find out more about what we believe, follow this link or go to the “What We Believe” page.