About Us

Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) was founded in Waterloo, Iowa in 1897. Since that time Central has been located in four different locations. The congregation moved to its present location in 1963.

Central is a family of faith that is about empowering families at all points. From a vital and growing children and youth ministries to high school graduates through those beginning careers to families rearing children to those in retirement years. We are single and chronologically aging – parents of husband and wife as well as single-parents – divorced, widowed, and engaged soon to be married – some of us are just beginning careers and others are part of the economic plight of our times – some are 2nd or 3rd generation church goers and others first timers – we are biblically based and many just reading the Bible for the first time – some come to worship in suit and tie while others prefer shorts and flip flops.

We are real people, living real lives that are not perfect. Yet, we find as we share life and faith at Central we discover friends and teachings of Jesus that make a real difference in our real lives. We want our children to know a sincere faith that gives meaning to life and life that has meaning. We think we are friendly folks. But you can decide that for yourself.

Meet Our Staff

Dr. L. Brent Cantrell Dr. L. Brent Cantrell
Senior Pastor
Robin Thomas Robin Thomas
Administrative Assistant
Brett Gregory Judson Lee
Director of Music Ministries
Brandy Linsey Brandy Linsey
Child Care Supervisor
Wayne Sparks Wayne Sparks
Custodial Supervisor
Erin McGrane Erin McGrane
Small World Preschool
Mary Rebecca Nickels

To learn more about Central, explore the following documents:

Basic Beliefs
Affiliation with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Central Core Values
Our Brief Historical Sketch

“a place the ordinary experience the extraordinary”
3475 Kimball Avenue | Waterloo, IA | 50702 | 319.234.6231