Center Ridge Pentecostal Church

We would like to welcome you to our church. 
Come and be part of Jesus Christ's family.

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All Services Cancelled - January 14th & 15th

Due to the forecst of more inclement weather coming, adding to our current conditions all services this weekend are cancelled.  Be warm and stay safe.

Worship Times

Sunday                                     Wednesday                                Saturday

10:00am                                        7:00pm                                    7:00pm



Christmas on the Ridge

My, my what a beautiful Christmas day ! Even with all the busyness of the Holyday, still about around 50ish gathered together for worship ! Sunday morning Pastor Brown preached an awesome soul stirring message "Simeon's Anticipation" one of the best Christmas message's I have ever heard !

Then on Sunday evening, we gathered together for a time of worship. All the song were sung from the heart & such a sweet spirit filled the house !

So thankful to be part of a church that has the true Holy Spirit of God and knows how to let Him lead !

Come, be a part of a church that's alive & worth the drive !!!

Articles of Faith

1. We believe in one God - Father, Son and Holy Ghost - Creator of all things.

2. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, crucified, died, was buried, resurrected, ascended into heaven, and now is seated at the right hand of God the Father the true God and true man.

3. We believe the Bible in its entirety to be the inspired Word of God and the infallible rule of faith and conduct.

4. We believe in the resurrection of the dead, the eternal happiness of the saved and the eternal punishment of the lost.

5. We believe in personal salvation of Believers through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.

6. We believe in sanctification through the Word of God and by the Holy Spirit, and we believe in personal holiness and purity of heart and life.

7. We believe in divine healing, through faith in the Name of Jesus Christ, and that healing is included in the redemption.

8. We believe in water baptism, in the Baptism in the Holy Ghost as distinct from the new birth, in speaking with tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance (Acts 2:4), in the gifts of the Spirit and the evidence of the fruit of the Spirit. We believe that all of these are available to Believers.

9. We believe in the Christian's hope - the soon coming, personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

10. We believe in evangelism and missionary work in accordance with the Christian commission. ( Mathew 28:19 )

Our Pentecostal Heritage for over 90 years.

We would like to take this opportunity to share some of our Church history.

In the mid 1920's people in this area began meeting in homes for worship. Soon the congregation grew and there became a need for a new meeting place , one solely dedicated to be God's house. The location was provided when Wash Pyatt deeded a acre of land in what was called Pyatt Hollow. The congregation worshiped for 20 + years at what became Pyatt Hollow Church, the first known Pentecostal Church in Crawford County.

In 1945 the congregation chose to relocate and the new church was built on Ridge Road, renamed Hobo Road, on a lot donated by Luschen Pyatt. It then became Center Ridge Church. In July 1974 Pastor Marvin Callahan presented a proposal to officially add the Pentecostal title to the church name due to its Pentecostal Heritage. The proposal was heartily approved by the congregation and it is still known as Center Ridge Pentecostal Church today.

Pastor Harrison and Shirley Brown

Jeremiah 3:15 “And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding…”

Pastors Harrison and Shirley Brown have been preaching for going on 20 years. Both have been raised in the old time gospel way, by Godly and devoted parents, they carry the legacy of living & working for the Lord and His kingdom.

Having no formal training such as Bible school or seminary, Pastor Harrison has a deep love for the word of God and the anointing of the Holy Ghost. He often says he has been to the school of hard knocks. We know he believes in Knee-ology because he spends many hours in prayer for the flock God has entrusted to his care. Though a normally reserved and quiet man, when ministering behind the pulpit one can clearly see the anointing of God on his life. It is also a blessing that God has called him to pastor the same church he was raised in.

Sis. Shirl or “Pastorette”, as she is fondly called, is truly a pastor’s wife. She has been ministering approximately a year longer than Pastor and was also raised in the old time gospel way. She has a deep love for the Word which shines forth in her gifted speaking at ladies conferences, behind the home pulpit, or just giving a glorious testimony of the goodness of her Lord. She shares a beautiful testimony of God’s calling upon her life as a minister’s wife and she holds the standards of a Godly woman with a love only God can give.

We at CRPC are very thankful to the Lord for our Pastors. They truly represent the calling of pastors & shepherds.. Pastors have often said, “We’re on call seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day, quote, “twenty four-seven.” Unless already occupied with another member of the flock, you will always find they’re there for you. .

Rev. Michael & Shelly Abbott

“Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
‭‭Nehemiah‬ ‭8:10‬ ‭KJV‬‬

 I started out for the Lord when I was 9 years old. I was called into the ministry when I was 13. The Lord has been good to me. He blessed me with a beautiful wife, May 22, 2009.

Rev. Bob & Carol Coleman

Rev. Bob Coleman is an ordained Pentecostal Minister since the early 1980's. He has been a pastor for different congregations throughout the years. He and his wife Carol have had a singing ministry throughout their 32 years of marriage where they have ministered in song at many churches, benefits and funerals. Presently, he leads worship, teaches the young adult Sunday School Class, is the Sunday School Superintendent, board member & fills the pastoral duties when needed.

Youth Pastor Josh & Amber Coleman

3 John 1:4 "I have no greater joy then to hear that my children walk in truth."

Bro. Josh and Sis. Amber have been the ministry for over 15 years.  With a true desire to see God raise up a generation of spiritual warriors in this last day.  They feel so honored and privileged to be the Youth Pastors and Center Ridge.

From laboring in the altars to having fun times, we want to give our all to see God move in the lives of our young boys and girlls.

Rev. Tom & Kathleen Donnell

John 4:35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh Harvest? Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields: for they are white already to harvest.

Rev. Tom Donnell is an ordained Minister of the Word through Center Ridge Pentecostal Church. Sis. Kathleen has been in ministry most of her life and has a passion to teach the word. With their children - Benjamin and Bethany - they spread the word to those who are in need of a firm foundation and hope.

The old time gospel way, the way of holiness, will keep us until the coming of Jesus Christ. Until then Rev. Donnell and his family desire to be laborers in the field.

Children's Ministry

Children’s church is exactly that, a place where the young children learn in a way
that they can understand.  Giving them the knowledge of who Jesus Christ is and how they can serve Him no matter how old we are.

Through prayer and worship the children learn to talk to and praise God in these simple, but profound, ways. 

The memory verses they learn will be something that stays with them forever.  And in each of those hearts is such beauty that is shown in the songs they sing; whether it is just for their church service of if they sing in the main worship service. It truly is a joyful noise unto the Lord.

Living Examples - Youth Ministry

How amazing it is to see God move in the lives or our young people! The Living Examples Youth Group is truly on fire for Our Saviour. The have taken our founding scripture, 1 Timothy 4:12 to heart by being true examples of Christ.

All youth activites are Christ centered. We have a monthly Saturday evening service where they lead songs, testimonies, and sing specials with the rest of the church. We also have a monthly Sunday afternoon service with just the youth group in the chapel, where they can worship with thier peers. We can't forget our monthly fun night which involves games, food, and devotions.

The ages for the youth group are 10-21. We look forward to having you join us for fellowship, fun, and a closer walk with God.

Ladies Ministry

Such great things are in store for our ladies as they proceed to define themselves as handmaidens to Christ. The ladies meet the third Friday night of every month in the fellowship hall for a devotional thought, food, and fellowship. We would love to have you there.

Men's Ministry

What a fire that has been stirred in our men.  It truly gives you a glimpse into how the day of Pentecost was described in the Bible.
We will be raising the standard of Christ as we advance with one goal in mind and that is
to press closer to God. Come join us on the third Saturday Morning of every month at 7:00am for breakfast, fellowship and a study of the word. Let the Hallelujahs roll!

Sunday School

Each Sunday School class is designed to help those who particpate to grow closer to God through His son Jesus Christ.

From the yougest to the eldest, every Sunday will be a challenge of growth and new knowledge in the bible

Our classes are as follows:

Adults: 35 and up
Young Adults: 18-35
Teens: 13-17
Juniors: 10-12
Youth: 7-9
Children: 4-6
Toddlers: 1-3

We appreciate the dedication and example our Sunday school teachers provide each and every week.  They lead by first being servants of God, what a glorious blessing.

Holiness Links

The following Holiness resources will be helpful in understanding your walk with Jesus Christ.  They will also encourage your life on a daily basis.  Select any of the links below:

Pentecostal Voice of Truth

Holiness Preaching Online

The Holiness Messenger Online

Blue Letter Bible

Bible Helps

The information here is meant to encourage believers and non-believers alike to search the bible and learn who Jesus Christ is, His plan for salvation, and God's plan for our lives. The scriptures offer a you an opportunity to understand what the Lord has already perpared and is waiting for you to seek Him out.

We encourage you to seek the Lord and you will find Him.

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Timeline of Joseph
Timeline of Joseph
This is just a simple time line of the life of Joseph until the Exodus. Pastor has been taking us through the life of Joseph and this depiction really brings it even more to our understanding.

Appearances of Christ after His Ressurection
This timeline is document that gives you scriptural reference for all the appearances of Christ after His Ressurection until His Ascension. Here in lies the hope that is within us. That death is not the final outcome, there is life in Christ and life eternal with Him after

Ministry & Passion of Jesus
This timline follows Christ's ministry and then His Passion to the cross. This is a walk that all of us must join with Him and with the help of this timeline we can take the scriptures and learn at the feet of Jesus and then understand the the fullness of the the gift of the Savour.

Follow in His steps
This is a very large and detailed timeline of the life of Christ.