Pastor Melvin Cates

Pastor Melvin joined the Central staff in December 2012 as Student Minister with a focus on ministering to Jr. High and Sr. High youth and their families.  He received his Master's Degree in Community Counseling and has spent his entire professional career counseling and leading teens and their families in a variety of ways, including traditional counseling as well as experiential adventures.  Melvin became Central's Associate Pastor on Sunday, August 26, 2018.  Melvin, Stephanie (his bride since 1999), and their family greatly enjoy worshiping and serving with their church family both locally and internationally.  His passions are serving a loving God, leading his family, and guiding God’s children to a greater understanding of His grace.   

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