about us

Central Presbyterian was founded on May 15, 1927, as a mission project of First Miami Presbyterian Church, on Brickell Avenue. The new church was named Central because it was located in the middle of 1920s Miami just west of downtown. Over the next 90 years Miami expanded out in all directions.

By the late 1970s, Central Presbyterian was no longer located in the center of Miami because the center had moved. In 1978, Central Presbyterian moved about 20 miles from downtown Miami to its current location on a six-acre parcel of land at 12455 SW 104 Street in West Kendall. 

The New sanctuary was completed in 1986. The sanctuary seats approximately 450, has a state-of-art audio-visual system and an infant room overlooking the sanctuary. In addition to Cumbaa Fellowship Hall, there is a house (the “Annex”) that has been converted for use by the youth and as staff offices and meeting rooms, a prayer garden used for private meditation and outdoor services, and our Pre-K school called the Creative Learning Center.


Worship is a crucial aspect of the life of our church. In visions of heaven in the Bible the beings there are continually praying, singing and worshiping, and so we do the same here on earth as a foretaste of heaven. In worship, we give all glory and praise to God because God is worthy, and as a sign of thanksgiving of the wondrous works he has done in our lives. Our worship is grounded in the Bible, but also includes contemporary elements such as video clips, contemporary music, and humor. Every week we demonstrate that the Word of God is relevant to our everyday lives. Come celebrate with us!


Central also provides important spiritual nurture for adults. Several adult education classes are available at 9:45 am on Sundays.  A women’s prayer group, book club, and choir offer fellowship opportunities along with several special events, are many of which are intergenerational. 


The goal of Central Presbyterian's Youth program is to provide tools and guidance to help our youth develop and articulate their relationship with God. Today we learn how to be receivers more than givers. Our goal is to lead our youth to be givers. They are encouraged to talk about their faith and to share their love of God with others through the missions of the church.  Youth also find much Christian nurture at Central, from classes to retreats to trips; many teens organize their weekend schedules around Central activities.


The church has a strong commitment to children’s education, with opportunities ranging from inventive Sunday school classes to a fellowship group to serving as an acolyte, as well as special events.