Central Church has been an established part of the city of Green Bay for years, dating back to its beginnings in 1935. It was in that year that a small group of people bought the Congregational Church at Crooks & Adams in downtown Green Bay and began meeting together regularly. The church was known as the Gospel Tabernacle.
In 1958, when it was obvious that the building could no longer serve their purposes, those original members decided to relocate and in doing so established two separate churches; First Assembly of God in west Green Bay and Central Assembly of God in east Green Bay. The Central Assembly of God congregation settled on the corner of Cherry and Van Buren. They remained at this location until 1981 when they relocated to their current location, at 831 Schoen Street in east Green Bay.
Throughout the years Central has been a place for people to find help, hope, and most importantly, God. It’s been a place where people of all ages, all races, and all religious backgrounds could come together and become part of a larger family. Even after all these years, people find Central to be a place where they can grow in their faith, connect with others like family, and simply have fun!
In July of 2008, Central Church celebrated their 50th Anniversary. And while we took a moment to look back and celebrate the successes of 50 years, our focus is clearly defined as we strive to write the next chapter in Central’s story. We believe that our best years aren’t behind us—they are ahead of us.
In 2006, Mark & Tricia Cox began leading Central Church into a new era. With their leadership, Central has become very intentional at helping people CONNECT with God, GROW in their faith, learn to SERVE others, and REACH the unchurched.
We would love to have you become part of our story! Each week people are going beyond religion and really experience God in a way that is relevant to their everyday lives. Plenty of people have made Central there home and there is still room for you!