Connecting people with a life that counts for eternity by building disciples that go and change lives.
About Central Church

Located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, we are a community of faith committed to connecting people with a life that counts for eternity by building disciples who go and change lives.

Our roots date back to 1883 when a group of believers met under the name Swedish Baptist Church. We took on the name Central Baptist Church in the 1920's and the legacy of our congregation includes a radio ministry which operated for more than sixty years, a number of church plants and a now-complete campus located on Ralph Rogers Road, which includes a 1200-seat worship center, a family life center with full-sized gymnasium, and a preschool / kindergarten that serves more than 300 students each week.

We recently shortened our name to Central Church in 2015 as an adjustment to how we identify ourselves to our community. Theologically, we remain a Baptist church and the name change does not change any of our beliefs, mission, or our denominational affiliation. People who are looking to attend a Baptist church will still be able to find us. But this rebrand allows us to more easily reach people who may be confused or skeptical about the label "Baptist." You can learn more about our rebrand here.

We are actively engaged in missions work through a number of partnerships with local ministries and missionaries in the United States and overseas. We also hold a number of special events throughout the year including a number of concerts and the Global Leadership Summit.

Although the shape and ministries of Central Baptist Church have changed much over the last 133 years, we remain committed to the mission that God has given the church: to love God and our neighbors (Matthew 22:36-40) and to share the saving message of Jesus Christ with all the world (Matthew 28:16-20).

You can learn more about what we believe by reading our statement of faith and get a feel about what it's like to attend a worship service by watching last week's sermon online.  We meet on Saturdays at 5:00pm and Sundays at 9:00am & 10:30am. Additionally, we offer live streaming for each service and have a number of events for people of all interests and ages throughout the week. If you need directions, we've got those too.

If you are interested in learning more about Central Church, feel free to join us on Saturday evening or Sunday morning. We'll greet you with a warm handshake and a fresh cup of coffee (or whatever fancy coffee drink you might enjoy). We'd love to have you join us.

If you have any questions about Central feel free to send us an email at postmaster2@centralsf.org or give us a call during business hours at 605.336.3378. You can also sign-up for email updates on our website.