Central Christian Church is a place where everyone Brings, Belongs, Serves and Grows because we’ve learned that everyone’s important to God. So no matter where you’ve been or what you believe, you belong here!


We meet every weekend at multiple locations around the Stateline area, for services that clearly communicate the hope found in a relationship with Jesus Christ. We use engaging music, compelling videos, straight-forward teaching and many other elements to help people connect with a God who is incredibly passionate about you and your story and who is relentlessly pursuing a relationship with you.


We hope you feel right at home here at Central!

Everyone brings others to Christ.


Everyone belongs to the family.


Everyone serves others.


Everyone grows in their faith.




At Central we are all a part of the family of God. Because we are family, we bring others to walk along with us and everyone who comes, belongs. As you grow as a member of the family you may want to participate in the sacrament of baptism or from time to time you may need special prayer. Both of these practices are very important to us and are available to all.




One of the fastest ways to find connection and purpose at Central is through serving. Whether it’s the parking lot greeters, Connection Team, kids or youth, there’s an opportunity to serve in all areas of ministry. No matter your personality or your talents, you have the chance to make a difference here at Central.




Most of us have a heart to grow in our faith and understanding of the Bible. Here at Central in addition to our Grow groups there are many other types of studies that promote emotional and spiritual healing and groups that will help you grow in your journey with Jesus. There is something for everyone.


Lead Pastor


Dr. David Clark has served as Lead Pastor at Central Christian Church in Beloit, Wisconsin for 30 plus years. He led Central Christian through a relocation process in 1990 and the church completed its third major building project in 2007—a 1400 seat worship facility and contemporary children’s center. Under his leadership, the church has grown from 200 to 2000 in average weekend attendance, adding a Hispanic congregation, an inner-city African-American congregation, and two satellite campuses. He has served on the NACC Continuation Committee and spoken at the NACC. David and his wife, Deby, have four children, two of whom are adopted from Haiti, and three grandchildren.

Campus Pastor


Cory served as our youth pastor at Central Christian in Beloit, Wisconsin for eight years before transitioning to the Machesney Park location as Campus Pastor. Cory was raised in Rockton and his wife of six years, Ashley, is from Rockford. In the spring of 2012, they began renting a home in the neighborhood behind the movie theater in Machesney Park where God began stirring in them a dream of doing ministry in that area. They now live in South Roscoe, just minutes from Machesney Park.


When Cory isn't daydreaming about the new campus, you can find him sipping coffee at Meg's, hanging at West Rock Wake Park, or at the "red park" with his wife and their two young children, Reese and Harrison.


Cory on Social Media



Cory's Blog

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