About Central Baptist

Central Baptist Church

An Authentic Family Around the Whole Gospel for the Glory of God and the Reaching of the Nations!

The phrase above is the assertion of our commitment to be a church – not a club or an organization – but a CHURCH!

We are striving to be a family. We do not want to be a club or a clique or a sect. We want to be a place marked by selfless love, peacemaking, patience, kindness, and mercy. We are striving to be centered on the gospel, the good news that God has come to the world in Jesus and has made a way through the cross for us to come home! We are striving to bring glory of God.  We do not exist for ourselves.  We exist to bring God glory! We are striving to reach the nations.  We think the Great Commission, Jesus’ call to go into all the world and make disciples, is as binding on us today as it was on the original disciples.  So we are a going, sending, reaching church!

This is who we are striving to be.  Won’t you come join us in this journey?

Central Baptist is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention and the Arkansas Baptist Convention.  We are in happy agreement with the heart of the Baptist Faith and Message (BF&M), a statement of faith affirmed by many churches in the Southern Baptist Convention. While we gladly embrace our commitment to Baptist distinctives, and while we stand in agreement with the BF&M, we would prefer to say that we are orthodox, biblical Christians who hold tenaciously to “the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3).

Sunday

Sunday School  9:oo am
Morning Worship 10:15 am
Evening Worship 6:00 pm

Wednesday

Fellowship Meal 5:00 pm
Awana 6:00 pm
Student Worship 6:00 pm
Choir Rehearsal 6:00 pm
Prayer/Bible Study 6:05 pm

Our Doctrinal Convictions

  • Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. He is the only way to the Father (John 14:6).
  • The Bible is “God-breathed,” without error, and authoritative (2 Timothy 3:16).
  • Salvation is the free, already-paid-for gift of God’s grace to sinful man which is received through faith (Ephesians 2:8-9).
  • There are two eternal destinations:  heaven and hell. One’s standing with Jesus Christ determines one’s eternal destiny (Matthew 7:13-14).
  • Jesus Christ is coming again (John 14:1-3)!

At Central Baptist Church you will find a welcoming, convictional body of believers who believe that “church” is not someplace you go or even something you do but is rather something you are.  We want to be church, not play at church.  We believe that Jesus Christ has given the world His bride, the Church, because it is through the Church that Christ reaches the world today.  We do not believe we have arrived.  We are daily striving to be faithful to Jesus.  So we do not invite you to a perfect place or a perfect people but we do invite you to a place and a people who are following a perfect Savior and are wanting to bring every area of our lives together under His Lordship.

We would love to have you come and visit!  You are welcome here!

Leadership and Staff

Wyman Richardson
Wyman RichardsonPastor
Wyman and his wife, Roni, are the parents of Hannah Richardson. He has served as the pastor of Central Baptist Church in North Little Rock, Arkansas, since January of 2011. Wyman received a Bachelor of Arts in History at the University of South Carolina, the Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Doctor of Ministry degree from the Beeson Divinity School.

Previously, he served as the pastor of First Baptist Church in Dawson, Georgia, Stonecrest Baptist Church in Woodstock, Georgia, and Jimtown Baptist Church in Burneyville, Oklahoma.

Wyman’s personal website:
www.walkingtogetherministries.com

Billy Davis
Billy DavisMinister of Music and Worship
Billy and his wife Terry are the parents of 6 children, 2 grand daughters and one grandson. He has served as Music Minister at Central since January 2012. He received an associate degree from Williams Baptist College, Bachelor’s degree in Theology from Southwest Baptist University, and a Bachelor’s in Music from Arkansas State University. Billy enjoys playing disc golf with his sons and anyone else who will go with him.

As well as serving on church staff, Billy and his Brother-In-Law, Tony, have sung together for many years as Weston and Davis.

Laurie Milholland
Laurie MilhollandDirector of Children’s Ministries
Laurie has served as the Director of Children’s Ministries at Central since 2003. She holds a B.S.E. from the university of Arkansas at Little Rock. Prior to Central, Laurie served as an elementary school teacher in Sherwood. She is originally from Arkansas, has been married to Glen for over twenty seven years and has three children: Dustin, Jeffrey and Sarah.
Thomas Sewell
Thomas SewellStudent Minister
Thomas and his wife, Jenny, are the parents of three sons, Eason, Cannon, and Judson. Thomas has a B.A. in Religion from East Texas Baptist University with an emphasis in Youth Ministry and Church Administration. He spent 9 years in student ministry in Texas and has been on staff at Central since April of 2014. Thomas loves good sweet tea, spending time with friends and family, and cooking over a fire.
Luci Stephens
Luci StephensFinance/Membership Assistant
Terry Wright
Terry WrightMinistry Assistant
Becky Bird
Becky BirdMinistry Assistant
Shelley Burris
Shelley BurrisChurch Receptionist
Dana McCall
Dana McCallChildren's Ministry Assistant
Rebekah Byrd
Rebekah ByrdMother’s Day Out Director
Alex Vopert
Alex VopertCustodial
Allen Crace
Allen CraceCustodial