All About Central Church

Your First Visit To Central

All experiences at Central are comprised of two primary elements: powerful worship and life changing messages. Worship at Central is led by our Worship Leader, Pastor Johnny Burkhalter, along with our talented group of vocalists and band members. Our worship is best described as contemporary, prophetic and in depth. Our Sunday services last about one and a half hours. We want you to experience great music, encouraging messages, friendly people and a casual, enjoyable atmosphere. You’ll feel comfortable whether you’re dressed in a three piece suit or whether jeans and a t-shirt are more your style.

Experience Worship At Central

Central Worship exists for two sole purposes! First, to bring glory to God Almighty, and second to create an atmosphere where people are ushered into the presence of God. Praise and worship is a cornerstone of our foundation here at Central. We see every service as an opportunity to lift high praises to God because of who He is.

Our Worship team exists to passionately proclaim the infinite greatness of God at all times, through spirit-led praise and worship.”

As we do our mission, we expect to see lives changed, souls saved and God’s Kingdom expanded in the earth. Our motivation is and always will be our love for Christ because He first loved us.

Our Mission

Central Church started in 2004 with the single focus of “leading people into a life changing relationship with Jesus Christ”.

Our Core Values

Love God

Our greatest desire is to present ourselves holy and acceptable to Him because of our love for Him. Our love for God is and should be the motivation behind everything we do as a Christian on a personal level and as a body of believers on a corporate level.

“You shall love the Lord your God with all of your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” Matthew 22:37

Love People

Everything Jesus did while on this Earth in human body was an expression of His love for others. In order to be called Christians or “Christ Like” we must follow His example to us in loving People. This is why we do what we do in every avenue of ministry.

The second greatest commandment is like unto the first in that we should love others… “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:39

Character & Integrity

We have determined that it does not matter what any other ministry does, we are going to be obedient with the call of God that we have heard for this ministry. In a time of compromise, we have determined that everything we do will bring glory to God. This is with all avenues of ministry here at Central and in our personal lives.

Present Excellence

We believe that God deserves nothing but our very best. God gave us His very best and in return deserves nothing less than our very best. This does not mean that we have to be perfect, it simply means we gave it our best and in our weakness God will honor what has been done and He will always make the difference.

Have Fun

We believe that ministry should be fun! We want people to enjoy where they serve.

“God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7

This means so much more than just our money. This means in every way we serve the Lord and others that we enjoy doing it. We want people to serve where their Passion is, not where we have an empty position or need.

Meet The Central Team


Pastors Darrell and Donna Allen

Senior Pastors

As founding and senior pastors of Central Community Church Darrell and Donna Allen have a heart for this generation. Together they are known for their love and compassion for Gods people, ministering the unadulterated, uncompromising word of God.

Pastor Darrell as a voice to this generation speaks with passion and fervency with an energetic delivery. He presents the word and paints the text in a way that challenges believers and non believers to follow Christ. Pastor Donna gives balance to the ministry through solid biblical teaching each Wednesday night.


Johnny Burkhalter

Worship Pastor


Brandon Walton

Youth Pastor


Carrie Spivey

Finance Manager & CELC Director


Pam Williams

Wee Central Nursery Director


Dalyn McBride



Paul & Kasey Burt

Children’s Pastors


Carol Laird

Cafe Central Manager


Joshua Knight

Operations Manager


Daniel Allen

Operations Assistant

What We Believe

Get in Touch

We want to hear from you!
Stop by one of our services, or use the contact info below to drop us a line.

Service Times

Sunday Morning9:00 and 11:00

Wednesday Night7:00


Address 11157 City Pond Rd, Covington, GA 30014

Phone 770-385-3452