To introduce our community and people worldwide to Jesus Christ, to help them grow and be more like Him. To fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ and put the Gospel in action. (Matthew 28:19-20)
Our Vision is to become a visible community of relationships through God. A church where all ages can grow in faith and receive spiritual support. To share the Gospel and become Disciples of Christ. (Matthew 5:8, Proverbs 29:18)
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We want to reach near and far with the love of Christ through serving and partnering with other ministries to grow the body of Christ. We serve locally, globally and within the walls of our building.
We want to raise up disciples to go out and minister to the world. In the workplace, in the community and within the church, we want to teach others how to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
Central Christian Church was founded by a group of people who had been members of First Christian Church of Killeen, which was established in 1947. Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Curtis and Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Kilpatrick were founding members of both churches. In May 1973 Oliver and Francis Kilpatrick went to visit Rev. Roy Brewton in Colorado, who had previously been the first full time minister of the First Christian Church. They had convinced him to return Killeen and be the minister of the newly established Central Christian Church of Killeen, Texas.
They held their first services at Bellaire Elementary School with 27 adults on 1 July 1973 and continued to do so for one year. In 1974 three acres and a building were bought from Grace Lutheran Church which is now the fellowship hall and the first services were held on 30 June of that year.
On 6 January 1975 the following Trustees were called Gene Goodnight-Chairman, Oliver Kilpatrick and A.H. Curtis as chairpersons of the congregation.
As soon as they were in the new location Rev. Brewton began plans for a major building program in March 1981. Due to major fundraising, pledges, and loans, enough money was raised to start construction. The loan was paid in full within 6 years due to the generosity of the members.
In the first 5 days of construction volunteers had worked over 340 hours which included not only the men but also the women. Everyone was found a task they could do to help build their home church. The Curtis family owned the local lumber yard and made sure to use the best quality and most beautiful wood inlays in the +50' high ceilings of the sanctuary. Stunning stained-glass windows were installed along with a beautiful hand carved alter depicting the “Last Supper.” The church was dedicated to the Lord on 22 April 1984 and has blessed us with the beautiful sanctuary and building you see today.
Francis Kilpatrick was the matriarch figure to all of our members, as she welcomed everyone on Sunday mornings with a warm hug before worship services every week, well into her 90s. Each member's love for Jesus surrounds the church and within it’s walls, but most importantly, we keep working at showing how God lives in us every day! Over the years Central Christian Church, Disciples of Christ has helped hundreds of people make commitments to Jesus Christ, get baptized, and grow in their faith and service for Him.
Rev. Steven JerlesLead Pastor
Rev. Dr. Weldon BowlingAssociate Pastor
Marlo VegaOffice Manager
Tanya GibsonFinancial Secretary
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Sunday School Discipleship Class9:30 am
Worship Service10:45 am
• Children's Church (K-5th Grade)
• Young Adult Sunday School
• Nursery Care (Infants-3 years)
Bible Study11:00 am
Address 1301 Trimmier Rd, Killeen, TX 76541