everWelcome to the Central Presbyterian Church website! We are glad that you have found us! As you explore this site, you will find a lot of information about our congregation. I welcome you to connect with us in any way that suits you. Among the possible connections, you can:

  • listen to podcasts of our worship services online
  • follow us through Twitter or “friend” us through Facebook or sign up to receive a weekly update from us by email
  • watch live broadcasts of our worship services on local cable TV, Channel 33 on Verizon FIOS, and Channel 36 on Comcast Sundays at 10:00 a.m. with a re-broadcast at noon.
  • participate in any of our ministries
  • worship with us on Sunday mornings (services at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m., with WAVE at 11:15 a.m.)
  • read our weekly Staff Blog (below)

May Christ enrich your life with all God’s grace! –Rev. Don Steele, Senior


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Staff Blog adamGilbertWebsized

So I get an email from Jeanne, “your turn for the blog!” Wow that was fast! I feel like I just wrote one! Aaah right… Deborah is not here yet so it’s a quicker rotation. Hm… what to write about, what to write about. Deborah! I’ll write about Deborah! I don’t know Deborah! Besides meeting her once I don’t have much information on her. I know I am looking forward to her ideas, leadership, energy and spiritual guidance. I also know she listened to her calling by dedicating herself to become a pastor which is not an easy road and moving her family across the country. That means she’s got guts and passion.

Sometimes we hear the voice or just know what we should do but we still hesitate. I think it’s good to hesitate a little, think rationally, check our head and check our heart. We never want to rush an important decision. What I think is sad though is when we don’t make a decision. We wait for a circumstance to change or settle for how things are. Stagnant, we become stagnant. I’ve been there and it’s no fun. You lose drive, passion, purpose and sometimes yourself. To those who are stuck we say take the leap of faith! God will help you and don’t let fear get the better part of you. I believe in all of that but what we also need to say is that I am here for you. Your friends are here, we are here and God put us here for each other. Lean on me, I can take it. And you know why I can take it? Because I lean on God’s love, my family, my church family and my friends.

Life’s an adventure, live it, don’t become stagnant. Be like the Huggins, be bold, gutsy, passionate and trust in God and in each other.

-Adam Gilbert


Central Presbyterian Church

70 Maple Street, Summit NJ  07901

Our Mission Statement

By God’s grace and the leading of the Holy Spirit, Central Presbyterian Church seeks to

Engage one another in a transforming and worshipful relationship with Jesus Christ;

Equip disciples for Christian fellowship, growth, and service;

Extend Christ’s love to the world!