Our Story

In early 2013, our lead Pastor Anders Lee went through an intense time of prayer with a team of 7 Pastors to determine if it was the Lord’s will to plant a new church in Desoto County. During that time God worked in his heart, proving to him through people, scripture and circumstances, that it was His will to start Central. In particular, God spoke through Colossians 1: 28, 29 & I Thessalonians 2:9 to confirm this call on his life. He now serves as a bi-vocational pastor of Central.


Here are a few facts about our short history:

  • A Core Group of 8 families started church plant training in September, 2013. 


  • In January, 2014 the group began worship and small group meetings in the home of Anders & Carla Lee.


  • In the Spring of 2014, God added 5 families to our group.


  • On Easter of 2014, Central held its first public service with 153 in attendance.


  • During the Summer of 2014, we saw 11 saved at camp and God added 5 families to our group.


  • Entering the Fall of 2014, Central averaged over 80 in worship each Sunday, and have had over 100 in worship three times.


  • In the Fall of 2014, God added 5 families to our membership. 


  • Our public launch took place on October 26, 2014 at our new building located at 7135 Getwell Rd. Southaven, MS 38671. There were 154 in attendance with 41 visitors that day!


  • We have averaged 111 in attendance since opening the building.


  • In 2015 we saw the addition of 15 families to Central, as well as 11 baptisms.


  • In 2016, we are looking for God to continue to bless and add to our family.


  • We invite you to come and be a part of the story that God is writing at Central! Join us on Sunday’s for Worship at 10 AM!

Contact Us

Central Church

P.O. Box 344

Southaven, MS 38671


Phone: (901) 343-3293


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