Bible School (for all ages) at 9:00 AM
Worship at 10:15 AM

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Men's Group/Bible Study at 7:00PM

Women’s Prayer & Bible Study at 9:00AM

(August - Last week of April)

ROCK grades K-5 at 6:30PM
GAP grades 6-8 at 6:30PM
IGNITE grades 9-12 at 7:00 PM (during the school year)

What can I expect during the Worship Service?
Our desire is for you to experience a Christ-centered worship environment with a live worship band, Biblical preaching, and authentic fellowship that focuses more on your spiritual journey than on what you wear, so dress comfortably. Bring your friends and family!

What time is worship??
Central offers Bible School classes for all ages at 9:00 AM. We meet in the Worship Center at 10:15 AM for our Worship Service.

Where do my children go during the Worship Service??
A Nursery is provided for families with children 0-36 months during our Worship service and is staffed with trusted adults and helpers.

Mustard Seeds is our children’s church program that meets during the sermon. Kids (3 years through 3rd grade) are dismissed before the sermon and meet for an age appropriate lesson.

Do I have to participate in the offering??
The offering is for those who consider Central Church of Christ their church home. We don’t want you to feel obligated to give, but to give from the heart.

Do I have to participate in communion??
Communion is open to anyone who has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. If you are just checking things out, feel free to pass the plate to your neighbor. We do, however, invite you to take this time to reflect on what you’ve heard, and pray that God would reveal Himself to you. If you would like to learn more about beginning a relationship with Jesus, please talk with Tony or contact the office throughout the week.

Values & Vision...

We have:

  • No head but Christ. Jesus Christ is the solitary head of His church. His authority is absolute.
    Matthew 28:18; Acts 2:36; Colossians 1:3-18

  • No book but the Bible. The Bible accurately presented is our only and sufficient rule of faith and practice.

  • No plea but the Gospel. The Gospel of Christ in the hearts of people is the power of God unto salvation. The Good News must be proclaimed without addition or subtraction.
    Romans 1:16; Acts 8:35-39; Galatians 1:6-8

We are:
Simply a congregation of Christians. We are sinners saved by the grace of Jesus Christ, striving to grow in knowledge of Scripture, our relationship with Christ, and our fellowship His church.

Our goals include:

  • Reaching the lost with the Gospel of Jesus Christ

  • Serving the world in Jesus' name

  • Uniting all Christ followers into one body

  • Having all members feel connected and challenged

  • Encouraging new leaders

What We Believe...
Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God who died for our sins and arose from the dead.
I Corinthians 15:1-8

The Bible is the inspired word of God - a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path.
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21

Every person has worth as a creation of God, but all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Romans 3:23

Forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life are available to those who trust Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord
John 3:16

Those accepting Christ should repent of their sin, confess their faith in Jesus and be baptized into Him.
Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16

The church is the body of Christ on earth, empowered by the Holy Spirit and exists to share the Good News about Jesus as Savior and to help people grow into Christ-likeness.
Ephesians 4:1-16

Jesus Christ will one day return to earth at the end of all times.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 2 Peter 3:3-15

Our Staff & Leadership...

Lead Minister
Tony (and his wife, Monica) has been in Griswold since the Spring of 2012.  Tony enjoys camping and taking long walks with Monica and his hobbies include carpentry, woodworking, hunting, watching football, and being a grandpa!  Prior to his ministry here he served as a Youth Minister in Council Bluffs and then served as the Preaching Minister with the Goldfield, IA and Indianola, IA congregations. 
now hiring
Brennan Nassiff
Family Life Minister

Brennan graduated from Lincoln Christian University with a Children & Family Studies degree. He most recently served as the Associate Minister and Children’s & Discipleship Director at the Sutherland Church of Christ in Sutherland, IA, and previously served on staff at Ankeny FCC as the Youth Minister. Before that, he was the Children's Minister at FCC in Moweaqua, Illinois.
He and his wife, Jenny were married in 2018, and have a son (Fletcher) and two daughters (Everly and Selah).
Brennan likes to play most sports, play board games, and watch his favorite teams (Chicago Cubs, Minnesota Vikings, and the Volunteers).
He is passionate about seeing people come to know and love the Lord.


Bruce began attending Central Church during high school being very active in the youth group. He was baptized in 1969. He and his wife Nancy were married in 1972.. Together they continue to actively serve Central. During the years, Bruce has been a Sunday school teacher for various ages from 5 years to adult. He has served on the Church Board for many years, as an elder during the early 1990’s, and as a trustee until the church went to the elder overseer model of leadership. Now semi-retired, he was a carpenter by trade and continues to farm his family farm. Currently, Bruce serves as a leader for our elementary Wednesday evening program, as the Worship pillar leader, and the general repairman for the church.

Bruce felt compelled to return to the eldership in 2016. He deeply cares about others and put their needs above his own. He believes the fellowship of the church is an important way of spreading God’s love.
Rich moved to Griswold in 1983 to teach and coach in the Griswold School District. Two years later, he married his wife, Sue; in the years to come, they were blessed with three children. Rich is now semi-retired, but some would say he seems busier now than ever. If he is not working with technical "stuff" at the school or the church, mowing yards, or driving school buses, you may find him working outside or watching a school game.

After serving as a deacon for many years, Rich felt God leading him to broaden his focus and serve others spiritually from an eldership position. Rich is actively involved with ROCK, our Wednesday Night kids program, works a lot with our Audio and Visual team, and co-leads a Life Group.
Info coming soon!
Info coming soon!
Building Staff...

Administrative Assistant
Julie was raised in Griswold and has lived here most of her life. She accepted Christ as her personal savior, was baptized, and became a member of Central Church of Christ in 1975. She married Rob Brandt in 1995 and they have one son. Julie joined the Central staff in January of 2013 as the Administrative Assistant. She is the friendly voice that answers the phone and smiling face who greets you when you enter the office.

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