The news of the world gets more and more dire, but the Christian message has been called “Good News” ever since Jesus burst out of the tomb that Resurrection Sunday. Sometimes, though, in the media and even at church, even that news sounds anything but good. Maybe, at best, more like, “I guess God doesn’t hate me as much as I should probably expect.”

Guess what? God really does love you. Here at Central Baptist we are united in our vision to contemplate the glory of who God really is–which, by the way, is Love–to motivate our mission to love the world and each other in His name, through compassion and Spirit-fueled good works of blessing to those around us. It’s a process. We’re not perfect yet. But we’re committed to traveling this path together, with Jesus as both our Guide and the Way itself.

Our church podcast, with sermons and occasional other notable services, is linked to this media corner of our website. Sit back and take a listen, for even more good news.

Matthew 17:1-13

Jesus gets reminded of His coming wedding day.

During this particular service, we were delighted to celebrate the renewal of marriage vows of one of our couples. This ceremony comprises the first half of this recording. The sermon followed in theme, but our livestream was “dumped” by our platform host as the conclusion was approaching, and unfortunately we have no files containing the end of it. We are posting this anyway, in honor of the couple and because at least some of the intent of the message was recorded before our livestream was cut off.


Marriage Vow Renewal of Gabriel and Tara Vidot

Main Message: Pastor Jenn (Rev Jennifer A G Layte)

Matthew 11:1-24

When our circumstances don’t change–for months or even years–and the thing we believed we were preparing the way for the Lord to do doesn’t seem to be happening at all, it is very tempting to ask God, “Was I wrong about You?”

Is it okay to ask that question?


Mini-Message: Rev Barbara Jernigan

Main Message: Pastor Jenn (Rev Jennifer A G Layte)