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Our Story

Christ Central is a non-denominational church that was founded by Pastors Lonnie and Tammie Johns in Lake City, Florida, inside a local middle school. Now, Christ Central sits on a 100-acre campus that houses the 70,000-square-foot ministry space with room for multiple ministries of all ages, that includes a thriving kids ministry, youth ministry, and sports department.


Our mission at Christ Central is to;

L O V E people fiercely into the arms of Jesus,

L I V E fully in the call and purpose on our lives and,

L E A D people fearlessly into the presence of an almighty God.

CC Kids

CC Kids provides care and guidance to children ranging from newborns to those in the 5th grade. Our dedicated team of volunteers consistently shares the love of Jesus with each child, ensuring a nurturing environment. Safety is of utmost importance at CC Kids, with every volunteer undergoing thorough background screening.


CCYA stands for CC Young Adults, a vibrant community encompassing individuals from high school seniors up to the age of 30. They gather in our cGroups and organize monthly events, which include worship nights and evening outings. Stay updated on their upcoming events by visiting their social media pages!

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Our senior's ministry welcomes anyone aged 55 or older. Join them on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 11:30 AM for themed luncheons where they come together to uplift each other with inspiring words and enjoy a wonderful time in the presence of God.


Throughout the year, Virtue organizes a variety of events, including outings, casual gatherings, and their highly anticipated annual "Arise" conference for women of all ages. Stay updated on Virtue's activities by visiting their social media pages and be part of this inspiring community of women.

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CC Sports

CC Sports caters to all age groups! If your child is eager to participate in sports, you've come to the right place. Stay informed about our activities by visiting our social media page. Click the link below to view all current open registrations!


On the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 7 PM, our campus becomes the host for cGroups. Christ Central cGroups offer believers an opportunity to deepen their relationship with God and foster connections with one another. Our dedicated team of pastors and leaders on staff collaboratively craft unique curricula for each semester.


Derived from a curriculum developed by the Church of the Highlands, "Freedom" is a 13-week small group program that meets regularly. Throughout the class, both participants and leaders dive into the concept of true freedom, aiming to equip individuals to embrace the victorious and abundant life that Christ intended for them to live.

SEU Campus

Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida partners with Christ Central to offer students an affordable, accredited*, Christ-centered educational experience. With flexible class options and hands-on learning opportunities, Southeastern University provides students with a pathway to discover and develop their divine design.

CC Youth

CC Youth offers an exciting ministry tailored to students in grades 6 through 12. Join us every Wednesday night at 7 PM for a vibrant gathering filled with community, lively worship, and a timely message delivered by one of our Pastors. Stay informed about our activities and events by keeping an eye on our social media pages!

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Our Pastors

Pastor Lonnie and Tammie Johns have been in ministry for 35 years and currently serve as the lead and founding Pastors of Christ Central, located in Lake City, Florida.


They are both passionate about developing the next generation of kingdom leaders, ushering people into the presence of God, and serving the local community!


  • God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal parts of one God.

    Genesis 1:1,26,27, 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, I Peter 1:2, II Corinthians 13:14

  • Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven and will return again to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

    Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5, 14:10-30, Hebrews 4:14-15, I Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 1:3-4, Acts 1:9-11, I Timothy 6:14-15, Titus 2:13

  • The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every believer from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.

    II Corinthians 3:17, John 16:7-13, 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, I Corinthians 2:12, 3:16, Ephesians 1:13, Galatians 5:25, Ephesians 5:18

  • The Bible is God’s Word to all men. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the ultimate source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.

    II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:20-21, II Timothy 1:13, Psalm 119:105,160, Psalm 12:6, Proverbs 30:5

  • Man is made in the image of God as the supreme object of God’s creation. God designed man to have fellowship with him, but man became alienated from God through disobedience. We are all born with a sinful nature and choose to sin against God. We’re incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through our own efforts.

    Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6, Romans 3:23, Colossians 1:21, Isaiah 59:1-2

  • You were created to exist forever. We believe that forever is spent in one of two places: eternally separated from God because of sin or in union with God because of His forgiveness and salvation. When you die, you will either spend eternity in heaven or hell. Eternal separation from God happens in hell. Eternal union with God occurs in heaven.

    John 3:16, I John 2:25, 5:11-13, Romans 6:23, Revelation 20:15

  • Salvation is God’s gift to you if you’ll accept it. We can never make up for our sin with self-improvement or good works. It is only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness that you can be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment you receive Jesus Christ into your life by faith.

    Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 14:6, 1:12, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26, Romans 5:1

  • We believe that Water Baptism is an important part of our walk with Christ. Baptism is an outward expression of an inward change that happens when we receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior and Jesus cleansed us from all our sins. It also symbolizes how we have a new life in Christ Jesus.

  • Because of the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross, humanity can experience the healing power of God.

    Isaiah 53:5; I Peter 2:24-25

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