Led by a visionary young pastor, Barry Jeffries and his family hails from Kentucky.
took the reins as pastor of Central
in 2004 and has led his
church through the complex waters of constructing a new sanctuary.
On this morning, Pastor Jeffries
was keyed up, as people entered the foyer, there was Brother Barry, "Good morning!", eager to greet all who entered.
is a country church in the middle of town.
The members of Central
love one another and most of all we love the Lord Jesus Christ.
The desire of Central
is to Make God Known to Livingston, Polk County
, and the world".
As the service opened, Pastor Jeffries
came out and sang to the congregation.
The song was entitled "A New Halelujah".
The congregation rose to their feet and joined in unison "Arise!
Let the church Arise!".
stated to PolkCountyToday.com; "I am honored and humbled to have the privilege to pastor this congregation.
My wife and I are extremely thankful that God has called us to be a part of this community.
We have experienced great blessings from God".
is part of a team of church elders including Joel Salazar.
Pastor Barry Jeffries (left) welcomes members on opening day of the new sanctuary.