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About Central

Central Baptist Church has been a landmark institution in St. Louis for over 177 years.

Mission Statement

Central Baptist is a purpose-driven church creating purpose-living disciples engaging in five-star ministry for building the kingdom of God.

Welcome to Central!

Central Baptist has been serving the community for over 177 years. Central has been a pillar of the greater St. Louis area and continues to do the greater good to those around them.

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Our Pastor
Anthony L. Riley

Learn more about Rev. Riley, the Senior Pastor of Central Baptist Church, and his impactful journey, leadership, and transformative initiatives within the church. Explore his educational background, literary work, and his commitment to guiding the congregation with compassion and faith.

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Our Staff


Anthony L. Riley

Senior Pastor


Natasha Nedrick Adzudzor

Minister of Discipleship


Tracy Watkins

Minister of Youth


Varon Johnson

Media Ministry Leader


Marjorie Price Patton

Children's Ministry Coordinator


Jennifer L. Kelley

Director of Worship


Leah Nolden

Administrative Assistant


Dawn Wallace

Staff Accountant


Kyla Williams

Office Assistant


Kevin Banks

Lead Sexton