singing at Centra
praise & worship
We are an elder-led church, and the elders agree to submit to the Scriptures and the Holy Spirit as they govern (Titus 1:9).
Sam Rabon is our teaching elder and also serves as community outreach director for the Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity. He is a graduate of Furman University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as youth and children’s pastor at Heritage Baptist from 2005 to 2014, and he served one year as an interim pastor for Jamestown Presbyterian Church.
Jon Marken works a few hours a week helping plan and coordinate various ministries within the church including worship, fellowship, small groups, and outreach. He is a freelance writer, editor, and graphic designer, and holds a B.A. from VCU and an M.A. from the University of Delaware.
We have designated Servant Leaders for our various areas of ministry. Most of the ministries listed here involve additional leaders as well. For example, we have seven teams that take turns preparing the fellowship meal, each led by a team leader. Also we have seven music choosers who take turns preparing each Sunday’s praise and worship. Members are encouraged to engage in whatever areas of ministry God leads them.
Nursery, Kendra Allen and Darlene Quinlan
Children, Camille Rabon
Teens/college age, Sam Rabon
Call to worship, Courter Bradshaw
Worship leader, Brad Moser
Choir (seasonal), Sherri Marken
Communion, Richard McClintock
Fellowship meal, Sherri Marken
Sharing time, Al Quinlan
Precepts Bible study, Jean Noone
Wednesday night prayer, Hilde Watson
Saturday men’s prayer, Paul Caruso
Junior-senior club, Richard McClintock
Missions, Darlene Quinlan
Operation Christmas Child, Laura Moser
Visitation, Conrad Taylor
Treasurer, Melody Brandshaw
Assistant treasurers, Jake Allen and ET Noone
BUILDINGS & GROUNDS
Building upkeep, Paul Brenneman
Grounds upkeep, Daniel Bradshaw