Central Presbyterian Church of Merced, California exists to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ!



Central Presbyterian Church seeks to equip and send followers of Jesus into the heart of Merced and the ends of the earth in order to:

proclaim the Good News in word and deeds;

lead others into a relationship with Jesus Christ;

fervently love one another, our friends and neighbors, and those with whom we may differ; and

boldly serve the needs of the world around us so that God’s Kingdom is made real in our everyday lives.



Called by God the Father, redeemed by Jesus Christ and guided by the Holy Spirit, Central Presbyterian Church lives under the authority of God’s Word, seeks to connect people with Christ by being a church that values:

  • The authority of scripture as the only foundation for faith and practice;
  • Inspiring worship;
  • Prayer;
  • Love for one another and our neighbors;
  • Equipping people of all ages to put their faith into action;
  • Unity and fellowship in our life together;
  • Sacrificial service;
  • Generosity in response to needs with time, talents and resources; and
  • Reaching out to others to share the Good News and to make disciples of all peoples.