Installation of Rev. Jason Harris as Senior Pastor

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.

Considering Christianity

Have questions or doubts about Christianity?  Beginning Monday evening, March 24th, from 7:30pm to 9:00pm, Jason Harris will lead a 7-week discussion group specifically designed for people who may or may not identify themselves as Christians, but who would like to explore their questions about Christianity in a risk-free, no-pressure environment.  If you consider yourself a skeptic, an inquirer into the Christian faith, or a struggling believer then this discussion group is perfect for you.  Alternatively, you may have a friend who might be interested in participating in a group like this but would feel more comfortable if you joined them.  In that case, you are both more than welcome to attend.  To indicate your interest in participating in this group, please contact Jason Harris ( .



"Stations of the Cross" Sculpture Exhibit

Vocare: Seminars on the Gospel, Culture, and Vocation

Central’s Vocare seminars on Sunday mornings explore the intersection of the gospel, culture, and vocation.  The Latin word "vocare" (pronounced vo-KAR-ay) means "to call" and is the root of the English word "vocation."  The purpose of these seminars is to equip us theologically and spiritually to live out our unique and distinctive callings as people who have been sent by God into the world.


Join us during our Adult Bible Study time from 10:00am to 10:45am on the Fifth Floor this coming Sunday, April 27th, for the next in our series of Vocare seminars led by David Skeel, the S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Pennsylvania. The theme, “The Justice Paradox,” is taken from a chapter of his forthcoming book on apologetics, “True Paradox: How Christianity Makes Sense of a Complex World.”


You can find the audio files of previous seminars here.

Mustard Seed Club


Calling All Kids Ages 3 to 5th Grade!


Grow in the Gospel and Friendship This Winter Through



Central Presbyterian Church

Wednesdays 4:00 to 5:30pm

Begins January 22nd, 2014


* Children's Choir * Gym Games *

* Bible Discussion * Crafts *

 ** 4th and 5th graders will also serve as Jr. Leaders! **



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Service Info

Sundays at Central

  • 9:30: Childcare available
  • 9:30: Prayer
  • 10:00: Sunday School
  • 10:00: Adult Study
  • 11:00: Worship Service
  • 12:15: Fellowship Hour


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