Welcome to Central
A Place Where It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
We exist to introduce people to Jesus and help them follow him.
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 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 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.
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.