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Tidings of Comfort & Joy

We all know what it's like to wait for something to happen, that just isn't happening. It can be disappointing, discouraging, and depressing. In times like that, we need comfort - and reason for joy. Enter a man named Simeon. He, along with his people, waited for God to show up for years and years - longing for the comfort, or ``consolation of Israel``. When he saw the baby Jesus, he saw that God's comfort - and joy - had finally arrived in person. Join us and find out more!

Central Baptist Church

Welcomes you!

If you're checking out Central, let us tell you a bit about what we're about. Here at Central, we believe that Jesus is central. We want everything we do, think, and say to come from that. So, we strive to be a church that

Lives by faith in Jesus

Is known by loving like Jesus

And is a voice of hope in the world, echoing Jesus


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A bit about us

Who are we? What matters here? Why are we here?
Who are we?

Central Baptist Church is an intergenerational congregation in the heart of Atlantic Highlands, NJ – that has been here for over 125 years. We are not a perfect people, but we’re a warm, kind, and generous community.  We’d love for you to join us and ‘come and see’ for yourself.


We  blend contemporary and traditional elements of worship into our services; preserving our faith history while embracing new traditions in worship.  We love kids, and are excited to be growing our kids programs. We are affiliated with the American Baptist Churches – New Jersey and the American Baptist Churches – USA.

What matters here?

What is ‘central’ at Central?  Jesus.  He is our center, as we seek to live our lives by faith in him, to be known by the way we love like him, and to echo him by being a voice of hope in the world. This is what matters here at Central.

Why are we here?

We are here because we believe that Jesus Christ is the hope of the world – a world that God so deeply and profoundly loves – and through churches like ours, God shares his love with the world. So we are here to share his love, to bear witness to his amazing grace, and as he calls us to, to love our neighbors.

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But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.

The Apostle Paul
Romans 5:8

"(The person) can certainly flee from God (he does so); but he cannot escape Him. ... He may let go of God, but God does not let go of him.

Karl Barth

"Do things that will get people asking questions, the answer to which is the Gospel."

Lesslie Newbigin

I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

John 10:10
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Atlantic Highlands

Loving the northern shore of Monmouth County...
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