Central Presbyterian Church is old, gritty, and full of life and love. Whether or not you’re old and gritty, we all need a little more life and love. For over 175 years, they have been found here – especially after we became one of the first “free” churches in Austin after Reconstruction, ending a common practice (that had kept out African Americans) of charging people for pews.

Who We Are

Deliberately Diverse and Fully Inclusive

Much of "who we are" at Central Presbyterian Church can be found in our Mission and Vision Statements, but there's more to learn about is - for example, The Central Journal includes people telling of their own faith journies and what brought them to CPC.  How long has this church been here at the corner of 8th and Brazos? What's the story behind the Homeless Jesus statue?


Church Activities

Central Presbyterian has many, many ways to get involved, during Sunday morning worship as well as other times and places.  Take a look at this list and see what appeals to you!  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - thanks!



Leading worship, ministering to our needs throughout the week, caring for our children, caring for our building, and much more, the staff of CPC is a fantastic group of talented, dedicated people. If you don't know them yet, you're missing out! If you do, please remember to acknowledge them for all they do for us.


Lay Leadership

Much of the church's work is done by members serving as session members, deacons, and trustees. Session members lead ministry teams that manage the church's work in mission, membership, facilities, evangelism, and much more. They're always eager for new people to get involved!

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