UPDATE

Dr. Phillip Bethancourt will preach in view of a call on April 26, 2020 at the 9:45am worship service.
An email will be sent to church members with further details on the voting process.

Your Pastor Search Committee is excited to unanimously recommend Dr. Phillip Bethancourt to be the next senior pastor of Central. The process has involved the Committee thoroughly and prayerfully working through some 70 nominations and applications while seeking the Holy Spirit's direction for our church. Finally, after months of prayerfully working and seeking God's will, one man rose to the top of the list. At this point, the Committee, the ministerial staff, and the deacons all completed an extensive vetting. The next step is for Dr. Bethancourt to be presented to the church body for a vote.

BioLetter of ApplicationSermons & Messages
ResumeVision Statement

Meet the candidate

Hear Dr. Bethancourt share about himself and more in the videos below.





Pastor Search Committee

Your Pastor Search Committee has a strong conviction from the Holy Spirit that Dr. Bethancourt is God’s man to lead and disciple Central in growing the spiritual impact of Central on the Brazos Valley & beyond. We can’t wait for you to get to meet Phillip and his wife, Cami. Each member of the Pastor Search Committee would welcome the chance to share the story of how God led us through every step of the process.

Ricky Dickson | 979.525.6992
Mark English | 979.324.0057
Bobby Feaster | 979.575.6418
Dean Gage | 979.777.3666
Donna Jordan | 979.575.3046
Shannon McMath | 979.224.2502
Vicki Mercer | 979.229.2880
Randy Rother | 979.229.5023
Beau Wallace | 979.574.3406

previous updates

Letter from Pastor Search Committee - Update 03.19.20

Dear Church Family,

With the daily changes we are all experiencing due to coronavirus, the Pastor Search Committee (PSC) wanted to give you an update on the church’s efforts to bring Dr. Phillip Bethancourt before you in view of a call to be the next pastor of Central.  Schedules have been altered and changed during these unprecedented days, and we are striving to provide you more clarity as soon as possible.

Craig Scasta, Chairman of the Deacons, is developing an ad hoc committee consisting of members of the staff, PSC, and deacons.  They will be charged to look at the best schedule and way for the church to move forward since the original schedule for this weekend has been interrupted based on CDC recommendations for social distancing and no public gatherings of more than 10 people.  

We desire for you to have the privilege of getting to know Phillip and Cami and feel his heart for the Lord, his compassion and vision for the people of Central, and his passion for the lost. We know you may have questions for Phillip and Cami.  The ad hoc committee will be looking for creative ways for you to be able to ask questions you may have and interact with them.

The PSC is excited to see the next chapter unfold. We remain as convinced as ever that God has answered the prayers of His church and brought us the man that He has prepared and called to Central for this moment in time.

We want to thank our fellow church members for the countless prayers and words of encouragement and support that you have given us over the last six months.

Lastly, with the difficulties and changing schedules, we want to encourage you to reach out to any of us if you have a question about Phillip or the process.  We would love to tell you more about how God has worked and will do our best to answer your questions.

Your Pastor Search Committee

Letter from Pastor Search Committee - Update 03.04.20

Your Pastor Search Committee is excited to unanimously recommend Dr. Phillip Bethancourt to be the next Senior Pastor of Central.  The process has involved the Committee thoroughly and prayerfully working through some 70 nominations and applications while seeking the Holy Spirit’s direction for our church.  Finally, after months of prayerfully working and seeking God’s will, one man rose to the top of the list.  At this point, the Search Committee, the Ministerial Staff, and the Deacons all completed an extensive vetting.  The next step is for Phillip to be presented to the church body for a vote.

Your Pastor Search Committee has a strong conviction from the Holy Spirit that Phillip is God’s man to lead and disciple Central in growing the spiritual impact of Central on the Brazos Valley & beyond.  He is a product of Central College Ministry where he met his wife, Cami, and felt his call to the ministry.  He was licensed and ordained at Central.  He also served on staff as an Associate College Minister. 

An avid Aggie, he received a B.B.A in Accounting and an M.S. in Finance from Texas A&M University.  He then attended Southern Seminary receiving both his M.Div. in 2008 and his Ph.D. in Systematic Theology in 2011.  In addition to preaching in some of the largest churches in the SBC, he has previously preached at Central, including this past summer.  His current ministry position has uniquely qualified him to pastor our congregation through life’s most difficult issues.  He has a passion for personal connection with all ages and for leadership development within the church.  

Use the links below to find his Letter of Application, Short Bio and List of Sermons and Messages for your review.  We encourage you to review all these resources and continue in prayer for the Holy Spirit to lead Central Church as excitement builds for this important day in the life of Central.  

Letter of ApplicationbioSermons & Messages

With great expectations for our future, the Pastor Search Committee is so excited to bring Phillip and Cami to Central.  We can’t wait for you to get to meet them and get to know their heart and vision for Central.  Each member of the Pastor Search Committee would welcome the chance to share the story of how God led us through every step of the process.

Pastor Search Committee