Collective Music

Below are some Central Collective recordings, both original songs and new arrangements of old favorites. You can read the story behind the song, and click on the videos to listen.

"Walk With You"
Anthony Culberson explains, "This song was written in a time when our family was facing a Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis for our 5 year old. It is a reminder that this world is only our temporary living conditions. I cannot wait for the day when I can walk hand in hand with my Lord."

"Majesty and Mystery"
This song is our attempt to poetically connect God with all the things we think of when we thing of love. 1 John 4:8 says it all: "God is Love." 

"But Even Now"
On Sept. 2, 2018, Pastor Livingston preached a sermon titled, "But Even Now." The message from John 11 and Ezekiel 37 was a perfect example of how the Bible ties everything together as one big story. That sermon formed the foundation for this song.

"I Need Thee/What A Friend"
We were finishing a recording session and were ready to call it a day. On a whim, we just decided to have Lois sing these timeless hymns. What you see and hear in this video is first take. It's just a room of friends loving on Jesus.



Written during a time of isolation, this song is a reminder that we need to slow down, and know that He is waiting on us to wait on Him. Take time to wait and listen.

"He's Comin' "
This is just a good, old-fashioned, gospel-funk song. It was written more than a decade ago, but with the signs-of-the-times being what they are today, we felt the message is as relevant now as it will ever be.

"One Thing I Know"
This was written when a group of musicians, ranging from age 12 to 56 years old, gathered at the York's house after Christmas. We started playing music, and these lyrics just started flowing from different people in the room.

"You Alone" 
There were several other plans for this song before it became a worship anthem. It has become the most-played song for Central Collective over the past few years.

"Prayer Changes"
Lindsey Thompson says, "I was sitting in a prayer service, and Pastor Livingston said, 'Prayer doesn't just change your situation, it changes you.' ...Later I was reading Psalm 143 and those words came back to me. ...And from there "Prayer Changes" came to be."

“Simple Prayer”
This song is for those who know God has forgiven them and has cast their sin as far as east is from west, but they still struggle daily to forgive themselves for their past.                                                                                                                                           

"We Praise You"
Our worship here on earth is just a glimpse into what our forever home in heaven will be. We look forward to that day. Praise Him!

"Still in Control" 
Even in the midst of the uncertainty of our world, there is a hope only found in Christ. For that reason we can sing, "It is well with my soul, my God is still in control!"