Bold Faith

Central enjoys a rich heritage of big decisions and daring moves that have impacted Amarillo, the Texas Panhandle, and the world for the Kingdom of God. Ignite is merely the latest in a storied string of bold ventures to proclaim and live out the Gospel in new contexts and exciting ways.

Central establishes the first Church of Christ in the Texas Panhandle with a Sunday assembly of nine Christians in the basement of the downtown Potter County Courthouse.




By saving butter and egg money during The Depression, Central’s members construct the beautiful building at 1401 S. Monroe. Almost 90 years later, the “chapel” still serves a vital role in the congregational life of our church.



Central plants four new congregations to spread the Gospel throughout Amarillo: North Heights, San Jacinto, East Amarillo, and Southside Churches of Christ.



Central agrees to spiritually and financially support Ted & Dotty Stewart in sending them with a missionary team to Brazil, setting the tone for a nearly 60-year church-planting partnership with Great Cities Missions.


Central breaks the world record for most money ever offered by a church on a single Sunday: $2,213,169 to construct the current facilities.



Despite changing demographics and financial uncertainties, Central commits to stay in the current downtown location and invest more money, energy, and time in ministering to our local community: Upreach Center, Prayer Breakfast, Loaves & Fishes, etc.



Central begins an annual “Missions Month” to expand our global impact with brand new and already existing foreign missions. Contributions exceeded $353,000 and continue to surpass the increased goals every October.



Central enters into a local worship and ministry partnership with First Baptist, First Presbyterian, and Polk Street United Methodist Churches. “4 Amarillo” is the first of its kind, collecting school supplies and diapers, organizing outdoor VBS programs, repairing homes, and combining for Easter and Thanksgiving assemblies together.


Central gratefully stands on the shoulders of the courageous saints who went before. We honor their great faith and celebrate their sacrifice and service. Inspired by their resolute dedication to Central’s God-ordained purposes, each of us now commits to doing whatever is necessary to continue this legacy of bold faith.



Central’s members contribute $9.6-million over two years to fund the church’s vision: expanding the current campus as a local mission outpost, strengthening our partnerships with local ministry organizations, and continuing our dedication to global missions.