About Us

Central exists to make disciple-makers who impact their neighborhoods and the nations for Jesus. This ministry began in 1981 in homes and schools, and eventually, the church landed in its current building in 1984. Pastor Eric Duenke is the sixth lead pastor of this congregation. Central is an elder led, deacon served, congregationally accountable church. 

If you want to hold Scripture highly, worship the Lord passionately, and make disciples, please join us this coming Sunday!
Church Leadership

Central is an elder-led, deacon-served, congregationally accountable church. Learn more here.

Eric Duenke

Eric Duenke

Lead Pastor Eric was born and raised in Findlay, Ohio. He trusted Christ in youth group, but it wasn't until he was a young adult that he dedicated...

Lawrence Combs

Lawrence Combs

Elder Lawrence grew up in Iotla Baptist Church in Franklin, NC. He was taught by faithful men and women, leading to him placing his faith in Jesus...

Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis

Elder Jerry was saved in his home when a revival spirit came through his town of Summit Station, Ohio. He and his wife Mary were married in 1957 and...

Keith Thrush

Keith Thrush

Elder Keith was born and raised in Marion, and was saved at a vacation Bible school at the age of 8. Even as a child he knew he was a sinner and in...