Located in Athens, Alabama

Central Church of Christ was founded in 1972 in Athens, Alabama, and we've been here ever since!


If you're visiting us on Sunday morning, our shepherds and greeters will meet you at the door. We worship together in a cappella singing, take the Lord's Supper together every week and listen to a Bible-based lesson before we dismiss to classes for all ages.

Our Church Values


We wouldn't be anywhere without God and we believe that even in our darkest days, He is good, all the time. We believe God gave up his son, Jesus, to give us the opportunity to live eternally with Him.


It's important to us to be a church of grace-filled people because we've all fallen short. We love each other and we love hard because He loved us first.


We believe serving is the best way to spread the love of God in our communities. We are active in our Athens community and are helping establish a sustainable community in Ghana called Sunrise Village.


We'd love to worship with you in person! We're located at the intersection of Highway 31 and Highway 251 in Athens.


9:00AM - Worship Service

10:30AM - Bible Classes for All Ages

5:00PM - Life Groups (Meeting Individually)


6:30PM - Bible Classes for All Ages


We believe...

The Bible is the inspired word of God.

The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the final authority in our understanding of God and life and our supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit and is still applicable to us today.

More Reading:

  • 2 Timothy 3:16
  • 2 Peter 1:20-21

We believe...

We all need salvation.

We need salvation because we have sinned. Sin separates us from God who desires relationship with us. It is impossible for any man to restore that broken relationship with God by any amount of personal goodness, religious deeds, or by belonging to a church. We cannot earn, merit or achieve a right relationship with God by our own efforts. The death of Jesus was not an accident. It was God’s plan from the beginning to save us from our sins through the death of Jesus Christ. The Bible calls God’s act of love, grace. His grace is His free gift to us.

God’s gift of salvation is available to any who put their trust in Christ as Savior. It is received through faith by repenting (deciding to turn away from a life of sin), confessing Jesus as God’s Son, and being baptized. As we confess Christ as our Lord and are buried through baptism into His death, God forgives our sins and raises us to walk a new life empowered by the Holy Spirit.

Baptism is an immersion of the consenting believer (i.e., one who is old enough to understand right from wrong and the need for forgiveness) in water to wash away their sins and receive the gift (indwelling presence) of the Holy Spirit. This places the believer into the body of Christ.

Those who have already been baptized as described above before coming to Central do not need to be baptized again. For those who are not, we would consider it a privilege to be a part of this important step.

More Reading:

  • Romans 1:16-17, 3:23-24, 5:1, 6:3-8
  • Ephesians 2:8-9
  • John 3:16
  • Titus 3:5
  • Galatians 3:26-27
  • Acts 2:37-41
  • Matthew 28:19-20

We believe...

God loves us.

We believe that there is only one God and that we are created for His glory. God is holy, trustworthy and the embodiment of love. We believe in the trinity of God the Father, Jesus the son and the Holy Spirit. Jesus came to earth willingly, successfully lived a sinless life and sacrificed himself which paid the debt for our sins. We believe Jesus was resurrected after three days before ascending to heaven. We believe the Holy Spirit is active in our world today and dwells in the life of every baptized follower of Christ.

More Reading:

  • John 1:1-3
  • 2 Corinthians 13:14
  • 1 John 4:7-8
  • Psalm 102:25-28
  • Isaiah 6:3
  • Philippians 2:8
  • Hebrews 4:15
  • Romans 3:25
  • 1 Corinthians 15:17
  • Acts 1:9-11
  • Colossians 1:15-20
  • Acts 2:38
  • John 12:26, 14:26
  • Romans 8:16
  • 1 Corinthians 12:11

We believe...

We have the opportunity to spend eternity with God.

One day Christ will return, final judgment will occur, the image of God will be completely restored within us and we will be with Christ forever in heaven. Those who reject Him will be eternally separated from Him.

More Reading:

  • 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
  • 1 John 3:2
  • Acts 1:11

We believe...

We are the church.

The church is the body of Christ on earth, empowered by the Holy Spirit to reach those separated from God and to mature the saved and help them become fully devoted followers of Christ. When we respond to the grace of God in faith, He adds us to His church, the body of Christ.

More Reading:

  • Acts 2:41-47
  • Ephesians 4:1-16, 5:29-30

Copyright 2024 Central Church of Christ. All Rights Reserved.