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 Central Grove Baptist Church

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Our Purpose

The purpose of this church shall be for (1) the worship of God, (2) the promotion of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as revealed in the inspired Word of God, and (3) the promotion of the cause of missions and benevolences throughout the world.


The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to man.  It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction.  It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter.  Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy.  It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried.  ALL Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation,  (The Baptist Faith & Message, Appendix 1)

our pastor:  Bro Mike Huffaker


I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.                                                                                                          Jeremiah 3:15

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Bro Mike Huffaker truly has a heart that seeks after God. He has one clear motive- to bring others to Christ.  He, along with his wife Lorna, lead Central Grove with love, compassion, humility, and a genuine willingness to serve others.  They have two sons, Malachi and Ethan.  Bro Mike and his family are a blessing to our church and the community. 


Front row L to R                  Back row L to R

Jeff Brown                           Stuart Vitatoe

Jerry Branham                     Ed Jones 

Delmer Vitatoe                    Jack Pierce

Jackie Flowers                     Johnny Cash

                                            Rob Winsett

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Central Grove Baptist Church

Our Story

On December 28, 1889, the people met for the purpose of organizing a United Baptist Church.  The church was known as Central Union Baptist Church.  It was built as a Union Church House for the United Baptist, Missionary Baptist, Methodist and Christian Churches.  The Central Grove Baptist Church became known by that name on August 26, 1922.  In the summer of 1986, the church constructed a new baptistry and the first baptismal service was held August 10, 1986 at the church.

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The Early Church

Late 20th Century Church

New Construction and

additions 2001

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