Our Denomination

seal-2colorCentral is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), a mainline Protestant denomination of 1.5 million members and almost 10,000 congregations. The PC(USA) is known for being the most open and inclusive of the Presbyterian bodies in the United States; for decades, women have served in ordained leadership, and more recently the doors have opened for our gay and lesbian members to be married and to serve openly in ministry as well.

SYNOD-LOGOCentral is one of the leading churches in the Presbytery of Des Moines. Together, we are able to do a lot more in mission than we could ever do on our own:

  • Like establish a faith-based, non-profit continuing care retirement center—Calvin Community—here in Des Moines.

Ekram Kachu is installed as pastor by the Des Moines Presbytery
to serve First Arabic Presbyterian Church in Des Moines.