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





Staff Blog

Sound Boards

Earlier this month, I got to run the sound system in the Sanctuary for Vacation Bible School. The sound board in the Sanctuary has each microphone marked. When you want to hear what a person is saying through a microphone, or you want to turn up the volume so that you don’t miss some of what somebody is saying, you slide that button up; and when you don’t want to hear what a person is saying through a microphone, or you want to turn down the volume to remove distortion, you slide that button down. It was kind of fun to run the sound board. And I started to wonder about how valuable it would be to have a sound board in life—a way to turn up voices that I wanted or needed to hear, and a way to turn down voices that I didn’t want or didn’t need to hear. Because there are so many voices saying all sorts of things on television, on social media, through interaction at home or at work. And sometimes, it seems to be so loud, and it can all get to be so confusing. And so, how do I get a sound board that can work in my life as well as the one works in the Sanctuary so that, ultimately, I can filter through the cacophony so that I can hear God’s voice?

–Pastor Don Steele


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!