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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


I remember when it really first hit me that I was a father. I was standing in one of these huge grocery stores in the florist department, buying flowers for my wife who had just given birth to our first son. A friend saw me and after hearing the news said, “”To be a father to a son is a special thing.” It was not a particularly profound statement, but it took my breath away. I was a father! I had a child, a son! Over the years, my children—my two sons have had their share of ups and downs, like all people. And yet, I have felt those ups and maybe especially those downs unlike I have felt them for anyone else. Watching them go through something difficult has been worse than going through something difficult myself. And I think of other parents whose children have experienced situations even more difficult than the ones that my boys have faced—the parents who have lost a child—the parents whose child was never born. Here at Central, we are beginning to plan for how we can acknowledge the losses over which parents grieve. Starting with a children’s library and stars on a bulletin board, I wonder what suggestions you have about how we can lift each other up when child’s life takes a downward turn.

–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!