Welcome to Central

A Place Where It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

Our Mission

We exist to introduce people to Jesus and help them follow him.

Our Vision

To facilitate a movement of God’s grace through Central locations where the Good News of Jesus is shared, life change is experienced, and God’s light shines brightly around the world.

Jud Wilhite

Senior Pastor

Jud Wilhite is a pastor and author who has served at Central Church since 2003. As Senior Pastor, he has helped Central grow from one location in Henderson, NV to a multi-site church with physical locations in Nevada, Arizona, Florida, Mexico, and Australia. Central also has a global presence through their online streaming platforms, reaching homes in every state in the US, over 120 countries, and 12 different prison facilities through their partnership with God Behind Bars. Jud is a best-selling author who has written several books, including Uncaged, The God of Yes, Pursued, and The Uncensored Truth Study Bible. He graduated from Dallas Christian College and holds a master's degree from Lincoln Seminary. His teachings are heard nationally on KLOVE radio. Jud lives in the Las Vegas area with his wife, Lori. Together, they have two children, Emma and Ethan.

Lori Wilhite

Lori Wilhite is the founder of Leading and Loving It which exists to equip and encourage women in leadership to love life in ministry through an annual conference, cohorts, coaching groups, workshops, leadership toolboxes, resource development and much more. She is the author of Ephesians: Head Held High, Rise Up! and My Name is Victorious. Lori also co-authored My Name is Victorious: Teen Edition with her daughter, Emma, and Leading and Loving It: Encouragement for Pastors' Wives and Women in Leadership with Brandi Wilson. She loves laughing until her sides hurt with friends, reading novels cuddled up under cozy blankets on the couch, and crying during episodes of Antiques Roadshow.

Our Beliefs

We believe

God is...

The Creator and Ruler of the universe. He exists eternally in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. There is one God in three persons

We believe

Jesus Christ is...

The Son of God who lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return to earth again to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords

We believe

The Holy Spirit is...

Equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make us aware of our need for Jesus Christ. He lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation and provides Christians with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. We seek to live under His control daily.

We believe

The Bible is...

God’s Word to all people, written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living

We believe

Mankind is...

Made in the spiritual image of God to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although people have tremendous potential for good, they are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. This attitude separates people from God.

We believe

Salvation is...

By grace, through faith. It is a gift from God to all people. We can never make up for our sins by self-improvement or good works. We are saved from sin’s penalty by trusting in Jesus Christ and His sacrifice as God’s offer of forgiveness. We show our faith publicly through baptism.

We believe

Eternity is...

How long we were created to exist with God. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with him is heaven. Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence.

We believe

The Church is...

The body of Christ on earth. It exists to communicate the good news of new life in Jesus Christ to the world, to teach His followers to obey His teachings, and to equip His followers for ministry. The church is made up of those who have placed their faith in Christ.

First Time Questions?

Central is a non-denominational Christian church. This is a place where it’s okay to not be okay—you can come as you are and you belong here! Central is a great place to meet new people, grow in your faith, and leave encouraged.

Central has a casual atmosphere where everyone is accepted, no matter what they have done or where they have been. Typically, people dress in casual clothes. Check out some of our photos on our Instagram (@centralonline) to see that Central really is a church where you can come as you are!

We have multiple church locations across the Las Vegas Valley, the U.S., and internationally. Click the button below to find a Central Church location near you. On your first visit, please be sure to stop by the New to Central area in the Lobby so we can meet you, answer questions you may have, and give you a gift.

If you can’t find a church location near you, experience Central online.

Our weekend experiences last about an hour and includes live worship and Bible-based teaching.

In Central Kids, we have a structured experience for all kids from 6-weeks to 5th grade. We offer an age-specific experience in each environment, which includes biblical teaching, worship, interactive games, a monthly memory verse, prayer time, and small group time. Our biblical teaching is based on the discipleship-focused GROW Curriculum. To find out more, check out @centralchurchparents on Instagram.

For our middle school and high schoolers, we have Central Youth. This environment is a great place for your teenager to get connected with other kids their age and learn more about growing their relationship with Jesus. In addition to the weekend experiences, Central Youth offers a large variety of mid-week events across the city. To find out more, go to @centralyouthonline on Instagram.

We are passionately committed to providing care, relief, and meeting the critical food needs of people living in the Greater Las Vegas area and beyond. We host multiple food pantries weekly, in partnership with local food banks. We also have one of the largest Celebrate Recovery ministries in Las Vegas, helping people overcome their hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

Central Church is now a 24-hour church. We are here for you 24/7 by phone, text, or chat. If you have a prayer request, have questions, or want to know God, please reach out. Call or text us at 888-805-2778.