Rich Franz

SENIOR MINISTER


Rich was married to his wonderful wife Alisa in November 1992 just prior to graduating from Florida Christian College in 1993. They began their ministry life together in Missouri where Rich was a youth minister before heading back to Florida for several other youth ministry opportunities. Following youth ministry days they ventured to Kansas for small groups ministry. After five years dodging tornadoes and tumbleweeds Rich received the call to come lead the ministry team at Central in February 2009. They have two children Avery (1998) and Aubree (2000) and a dog named Bella.  


Rich has always had a passion for teaching God's word in a real and relevant way. His philosophy of ministry is simple: Love God... Love Others! He brings his love for children and student ministry into his preaching and teaching and desires to follow God's leading in building a church for families to come and grow and serve together.


He enjoys spending time with his family, playing sports of all kinds, watching his Steelers dominate other NFL teams, boating/fishing and most importantly sharing his love for God with others.


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Justin Cobourne

STUDENT MINISTER


Justin and his wife Windy have been married since 2003. They have two children Gabriel (2005), Zoe (2007), along with two dogs named Franklin and Charlie. Justin and Windy both have graduated from Johnson University of Florida in Kissimmee, FL. Justin has a degree in Youth and Family Ministry (2003) and Windy has her bachelor's in Music Ministry (2006).


Justin enjoys developing students to be lifelong servants of Christ, equipping volunteers who love those students, playing sports, leading worship, cheering on his Hurricanes and spending time with his wife and kids. He has a passion to help students realize their potential as they strive for what Jesus spoke of in John 10:10. He looks forward to the opportunity of partnering with you and your student to change lives in St. Pete and throughout the world!


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Jackson Rodeffer

CREATIVE ARTS MINISTER


Jackson was born and raised in Central Florida. He grew up on the East coast near Daytona Beach, graduated from Johnson University Florida in Kissimmee with a degree in Musical Arts. Now he has made his home on the Gulf coast here in St. Petersburg. Jackson and his wife, Hannah have been married since August 2016 and have a lil' puppy named Scout. 


Jackson has a passion for worship and bringing people together in the throne room of God. His goal as a leader is to be as out of the way as possible so that people do not see a performance, but instead they see and worship God in all his glory.


When Jackson isn’t leading worship on stage he enjoys a good jam session, teaching music, listening to music, and writing his own original music. He also likes to go to the beach and drink coffee.


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Charles Carter

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR


Educational Background: - B.A. in Finance from State University of West Georgia


Favorite Scripture: - Romans 8:28... And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.


Favorite Books: - Escape the Coming Night by David Jeremiah - Simple Church by Thom Rainer & Eric Geiger


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Grace Cuollo

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Grace was born and raised in New York City. Grace and her husband Mike have been married since 1997. They have one daughter Alyssa along with their dog Gigi. They lived most of there married life on the East coast near Ft. Lauderdale.  In 2015 they decided to make St Pete their permanent home. 


Grace has a passion for people and serving others. She has a vast background in technology and social media as well as having a passion for design. Creating multiple blogs and websites and now apps. She enjoys her work at Central Christian Church.


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