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Located in historic Downtown Atlanta, Central Presbyterian has been serving the area since 1858. Central has a long and storied legacy of social justice, traditional worship and spirit of welcoming all. We hold a traditional worship service at 11 a.m. on Sunday mornings, but our work is ongoing throughout the week. Please visit one of our pages to explore more about Central. General questions? You can email us at

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Visiting Central

Located in the heart of historic Atlanta, Central Presbyterian is convenient to those walking, driving or taking public transit to our church. We are located directly across the street from the state Capitol at the corner of Washington Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. General parking is available on Sundays, and for other evening and weekend Central sponsored events in the parking garage at  Department of Public Safety Garage, 180 Central Avenue, SW.

Our Street Address | 201 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Office Hours | Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Office Phone | 404.601.3126

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Our Staff

Led by Rev. Shannon J. Kershner, Central has a dynamic staff with a wide range of talents and passion dedicated to making Central a friendly, engaging and active church.

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Central Leadership

Central is led by a Session elected by our Congregation. Click below to learn more.

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Matthew 25 Congregation

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Our History

From pre-Civil War origins, Central Presbyterian Church has been a vital part of downtown Atlanta. Central is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Our pulpit has featured internationally renowned pastors and our social justice and gospel work has stretched far behind our home at 201 Washington Street.

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Central prints five publications a year which are available as a print copy and online. You may pick one up at the church, request for a copy to be mailed or visit this site where you can read through all of our publications.

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This Week's News

Central has a dynamic schedule of events, activities and classes for people of all ages. We distribute a robust weekly e-newsletter which contains Central news and the best ways to get connected with church life.