Our Mission

We strive to be a Christian congregation dedicated to a strong tradition of worship, committed to spiritual inquiry and growth, caring for one another, and bearing witness to God’s love in the world.




Welcome to Central Presbyterian Church!

We are a vibrant, growing congregation of over 500 members located on the corner of 39th and Grand, in Des Moines. Our church attracts members throughout Des Moines, from city and suburb alike. We are an inclusive church that values diversity, and doesn’t expect everyone to look or believe or think exactly alike. Central is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), though our members come from a wide variety of different denominational backgrounds to form a community centered in Jesus Christ. We invite you to come in, take a closer look and join us in our journey of faith here at Central.

Upcoming Events

Chancel Choir Concert – Vivaldi’s Gloria and Martini’s Domine, Ad Adjuvandum Me Festina

Sunday, May 1, 3:00 PM

The choir, directed by Rich Dewein and accompanied by a string
quintet, winds, and organist Lois Harms, will present two Italian
choral Baroque masterworks from the early 18th century,
Vivaldi’s Gloria and Martini’s Domine, Ad Adjuvandum Me Festina.

The concert will be followed by a reception in the East Parlor.

The program for the concert can be viewed here.

A recorded version of the performance can be found here.