Central Presbyterian Church (Central) will celebrate the installation of The Reverend Jason Harris as its Senior Pastor at a special service to be held on Sunday, April 27, at 5:00 p.m., New York time, in Central’s sanctuary. The service will be open to the public and will include remarks by guest speaker, The Reverend Dr. J. Howard Edington, a dynamic pastor, educator and author.
Jason began serving Central in August 2011 as Director of Renewal under an arrangement with the New City Commons Foundation, at the request of Central’s Session and The Reverend Dr. Douglas Webster. Doug served at the time as Senior Pastor of Central on a part-time basis, while continuing to teach full-time as Professor of Preaching at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. Welcoming Jason to his new call by the congregation as Central’s Senior Pastor, Doug stated that he “was thrilled to have Jason succeed him as Senior Pastor of Central to help ensure, with God’s blessing, the continued revitalization of the Central congregation as a strong family of faith.”
Since Jason joined Central, the historic congregation on Manhattan’s Upper East Side has experienced a remarkable renewal and resurgence in its worship life and mission to the city. Central emphasizes the historic, orthodox Christian faith, thoughtful preaching, enriching music, meaningful community, a commitment to the arts, and service to those suffering from poverty and injustice.
This is an important milestone in the life of Central’s congregation and we hope you will join us.