Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect if I attend a church service?
On Sundays at 8:30 AM, we all gather together for the main service. The song portion of our service lasts for about 25 minutes and consists of congregational singing along with occasional special music. The children are in the main service during the music portion and will be dismissed before the preaching of God’s Word to Junior Church. Pastor Santos will bring a Biblical message for the remainder of the time. The morning service will last approximately an hour and ten minutes.
Our Bible Study hour (Sunday School) takes place in the evening time at 4:00 PM. Currently, the topic being studied is the doctrine of Christ with an emphasis on the defense of His Deity and Resurrection. The study lasts approximately forty minutes and is taught by Pastoral Assistant, David J. Gerak. The evening service begins at 5:00 PM and will last approximately an hour and fifteen minutes. The evening service is formatted the same way as the morning service with a song portion in the beginning and a Biblical message with an invitational call to service at the end.
What version of Bible the do you use?
We teach and preach from the King James Version. We believe that for the English speaking people, it is the inspired, preserved Word of God. Please see our doctrinal statement for more information regarding this issue.
What type of music can I expect to hear?
We sing many of the traditional hymns and songs of the faith. While we would not describe our music as formal, we abstain from music that sounds just like secular world. We regularly sing congregational songs such as: Amazing Grace, The Old Rugged Cross, There is Power in the Blood, To God Be the Glory, etc. For more information concerning the style of music we implement, please visit the Ministries section of this website.
Am I expected to participate in the offering?
No, all giving is voluntary. We don’t invite you here for your offering. We want our service to be a blessing to you. We hope you will find this church to be a warm, friendly atmosphere; and a place where you can grow in the truth of God’s Word. Please don’t feel any obligation to participate in the offering as a guest.
Is there a dress standard at your church?
There is no specific dress code for those attending our service. However, our ministry leaders and many of our church family dress in more traditional “Sunday” dress. Our main goal is that you would feel welcome and comfortable on your visit to Christ Centered Baptist Church.
How big is Christ Centered Baptist Church?
Since we are a church plant that just began services on January 18, 2015, our congregation is small. We trust the Lord to increase the body of Christ as we minister and witness in the community.
What type of preaching will I hear?
Preaching is the center of the main service. Many sermons will be topical but you will also hear expository verse by verse preaching as well.
Do you have a junior church?
Yes. Our Junior Church begins after the children are dismissed from the main service before the preaching begins. The children have their own room to meet in for games, singing, Bible memorization, devotional, and written worksheets. Please do not hesitate to bring your children to Christ Centered Baptist Church.
Where can I park?
Our church located on Ravine Road has a parking lot to the right of the main church building. Also, street parking is available should the parking lot be full. All visitors should find ample and convenient parking at our facility.
How long has Christ Centered Baptist Church existed?
Christ Centered Baptist Church started services in January 2015.
Who leads the church?
While we believe that the church itself is the final authority in all matters of church government, we realize God has given us a pastor to lead us. He is considered the under-shepherd under Christ.
What is the pastor’s ministerial background?
Pastor Santos, before conversion, lived a life on the streets as a drug dealer. He was saved in 1996 and the Lord changed his life drastically. He attended Hyles-Anderson College in 1998 and graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pastoral Theology. He has served as Assistant Pastor at First Baptist Church in Perth Amboy, NJ from 2004 to 2009. He also served as Spanish Pastor at Somerset Bible Baptist Church in Somerset, NJ from 2009 to 2014.