Celebrating 150 Years in Honor of our Past, Present and Future

Welcome 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 or watch videos of our worship services online
  • follow 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.) or Sunday evenings at 5:00 p.m. at WAVE
  • watch our Parish Associate, Rev. Noelle Kirchner, in her parenting TV series, Chaos to Calm
  • read our weekly Staff Blog (below)

As part of our music ministry, we have recently launched the Central Arts Academy, a music school open to the public.  Click here to visit their website.

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


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Staff Blog

by Dr. Charity Wicks

It seems as though I am usually tasked with writing the blog following the MLK, Jr. weekend, and I don’t mind that at all, because there is always an incredible amount of inspiration following those couple of days. The Sunday service at Central was an amazing gathering with our friends from Wallace Chapel and Fountain Baptist, and Pastor Don preached a phenomenal sermon. And if that wasn’t enough to inspire me to DO more, Monday was filled with numerous acts of service, followed by an evening service at Fountain Baptist that welcomed the most incredible speaker, and I don’t believe that anybody who was there could have walked away without the will and drive to DO more.

I know I sometimes find myself asking the question, what can I, one single person really do to change the world and make it better? It can be overwhelming, especially when we hear about the tragedies and injustices in the world every single day via the news and social media. But that’s exactly when we need to find the inspiration to keep going…to keep doing. The world needs it now and always. The work is never done. MLK, Jr. Day comes every year and never fails to inspire us to keep fighting for justice and equality for all…but what about the other 51 weeks of the year? We most certainly can’t allow MLK to be a distant memory the rest of the year, and quietly sit in anticipation of the next year’s services and acts of good deeds and social justice. We must be inspired EVERY DAY to fight for what is right for all, just like MLK did. He may have grown weary, but he never stayed silent. May we all find the inspiration to never stay silent and to keep fighting for justice each and every day.


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!