The servant-leaders of the church are commited to providing opportunities for the members of the body to grow together into strong disciples of Jesus. For you to know us better, here are our stories.
Rod Myers - Minister
Rod has served as Central's minister since 1992. He was born in south Georgia where he grew up going to Georgia Christian School for 12 years. Rod attended Harding University where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Bible and then continued on to Harding Graduate where he earned his Masters in Theology. Rod is heavily involved in the Sarasota community through the ministries of Baank and through variuous commitees he serves on for the community. Rod also provides biblical counseling to individuals and couples. In 2011, Rod was asked and contiunes to serve as the Chaplin of the Sarasota County Fire Department. Rod was married to Brenda Hines Myers in 1974 and they have five grown children and twelve grandchildren.
Ron Cutsinger - Elder
Ron has served as a shepherd since 1995. He has served as minister for one congregation for several years and been involved in foreign missions. He is a graduate of Sunset School of Evangelism, is a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) Securities Principal and Branch Manager. He also spends considerable time volunteering within the community. He is married to Alison since 1973, has three grown sons, and two grandchildren.
Brian began serving Central as a Shepherd in 2016. Brian recently retired after a career in Missions and Public Health. Brian is a M.D. and has spent his leaving serving those less fortunate. Brian is a humble man, a true servant and has heart for God and people.
Property, Finance, Benevolence
Food Bank, Upkeep of building and grounds
Willis Kilpatrick, Dave Lane, and Jill Possman
Our services are divided into four parts: Mutual Ministry is a time of sharing and building one another up; Praise; Table Talk, and the Message
Small Group and Discipleship
Sunday and Wednesday Adult Classes, Small Groups meet three times per year, One to one studies, Pastoral Counseling, Ladies Bible Class on Thursdays
Community and Foreign Outreach
EEM (Eastern European Missions), Malawi, Africa, Kenya, Africa (See Missions-JV), Honduras, and Haiti (See Missions)
Anne White and Mike Cook
Connect Student Ministry
From Cradle Roll to 12th Grade. There is a place for everyone to belong, be loved and to servce.
Connect Midweek meets on Wednesdays at 6:30p. During this time the kids learn to love God, love others and do it all in Community. We pray together, play together and learn a lesson from God together.
Connect Kid's Praise is on Sunday morning during the adult sermon or teaching time. The kiddos are able to worship and learn in a way that they can relate and connect to.