Our 2015-2016 church theme is based on reflection, remembrance, and retooling as we "Build a Legacy on the Foundations of the Past". Our church 170th celebration’s theme is BUILDING A LEGACY FOR THE FUTURE ON THE FOUNDATION OF THE PAST. The scripture tied to this Matthew 7:25 (New International Version)
“Central Baptist Church is a purpose-driven church creating purpose-living disciples engaging in five-star ministry for building the kingdom of God.”
The ministry of Central Baptist Church is grounded in the life, crucifixion, resurrection, ascension, and return of Jesus Christ. As a historic urban African-American Baptist church, Central’s approach to kingdom building is biblically based and holistic. Central faithfully serves humanity and develops disciples spiritually, physically, emotionally, culturally, socially, and financially.
Reverend Richard Sneethen, (1846-1847)
Reverend John Richard Anderson, (1847-1863)
Reverend James Freeman Boulden, (1863-1865)
Reverend William Highland White, (1865-1868)
Reverend Simon Peter Anderson, (1868-1880)
Reverend Sampson P. Lewis, (1880-1884)
Reverend Simon Peter Anderson, (1885-1889)
Reverend John Lewis Cohron, (1889-1903)
Reverend George Stevens, (1903-1937)
Reverend Clarence M. Long, (1937-1941)
Reverend Dr. Thomas E. Huntley. (1942-1981)
Reverend Clydrow Durbney, (1984-1985)
Reverend Ronald B. Packnett, (1985-1996)
Pictures from our 170th Church Anniversary Banquet
Friday, March 4, 2016
where the guest speaker was
Reverend Dr. Jerry Young,
the President of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
and Senior Pastor, New Hope Baptist Church, Jackson, MS
Special Musical Guests:
Tim Cunningham & Karen Hylton
We also honored those who have been active disciples for 50, 60, 70, and 90 years!
For more pictures go to our Photogallery!
Photography by Suzy Gorman
Suzy Goreman Photography