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Central Church was chartered in January 1977. Reverend G. E. Weatherby was founding pastor, and four months later, Loran Livingston became pastor.

Beginning with a humble but dedicated membership of 19, no one could even imagine all that God had in store. Soon eight acres were purchased at Central Avenue and Kilborne in Charlotte, where the first metal building was constructed. But the building didn't stop there. As the Sunday morning worship services grew to 1,600 in attendance, the facilities were expanded three times from 1977 to 1988 to accommodate the growth. Then, in 1988, the present property and facilities at Sardis Road were purchased, providing the capacity to grow to approximately 6,000 in attendance.

But the richest part of Central's compelling history has always been its people – who throughout the years have learned that real strength is found in serving, and that only that which is done for Christ will last.