Meet Our Staff

Our team


Senior Pastor

Pastor Chris Tomlin began working in the ministry over 20 years ago in music, youth, and bus ministries. In 2002, he and his wife, Charity, started a church in their home in Memphis, TN. In 2009, the Lord moved them to Central where he served as a youth worker, Sunday school teacher and deacon. In June of 2013, the Lord opened the door for Chris to become the senior pastor. Pastor Tomlin has a love for the Word of God and the work to which God has called him. Charity has served in many capacities at Central Baptist School. She currently teaches 5th grade and is the church secretary. The Tomlins have three children-Isaac, Drew, and Grace. >> EMAIL PastorTomlin<<


Youth Pastor/Music Minister

Pastor Luke Benton has been at Central since June of 2012.  He has been working with teens for over 15 years as a teacher in Bible, music, drama, band, and as a youth pastor. Pastor Benton has a B.A. degree from Bob Jones University in Practical Christian Training with a minor in speech.  His wife Eliza was a secondary science teacher before becoming a stay at home mom. She enjoys helping him with the youth ministry and various other church projects such as the website and promotional materials. The Bentons have six children-Jonathan, Adeline, Jacob, Autumn Grace, Arabeth, and Alyssa.


School Administrator

Mr. Travis and Delois Crutchfield are not strangers to our ministry. We are pleased that God has called Mr. Crutchfield to be the Administrator of Central Baptist School. His wife, Delois, is the Preschool Director and a K4 teacher. The Crutchfields bring with them many years of Christian school experience. They have four adult children and three grandchildren.