Transforming families to live and love like Jesus


Matt Dumas

Senior Pastor

Matt Dumas is our faithful and passionate Senior Pastor.

He is a good ol’ boy from Texas with a warm, down to earth personality, and a strong conviction that good leaders lead by example.

Matt believes in renewing hearts and minds through Biblical teaching. His commitment to the Bible is demonstrated through his Word-centered sermons and his relentless pursuit of personally growing in the knowledge of his Savior.

After graduating from Dallas Theological Seminary with a Master of Theology Degree, Matt and his beautiful wife Wendy moved with their three sons to the Antelope Valley. Even with a busy schedule he continues to make sure that the people around him are loved and supported, especially his family.

His love for God and others is on constant display by the ways that he humbly serves those under his care.

Mauricio Rodriguez

Executive Pastor

Bio coming soon...

Alisa Anderson

Women's Director/Accounting

Alisa is a valued member of our team at Central! She graduated from UCLA and got her CPA license working at Deloitte and Touché. She went on to Eternity Bible College with the goal of being fluent in spreading the gospel message. She wears the hats of both Women’s Director and Accountant on our staff.

We count on Alisa to speak truth and logic into a myriad of situations throughout the week. She has a passion for God’s Word and building confidence in women that they truly can understand and apply all of scripture. She makes the Bible accessible to multiple levels and helps you reach further and dig deeper-whether you are a new believer or a seasoned theologian. She is a prayer warrior and helps others remember the power of prayer in all circumstances.

Alisa loves seeing her two sons when they come home to visit, taking RV trips with her husband Matt, walking and chatting with friends, Dodger baseball and crunching numbers at warp speed. We can’t imagine not having Alisa on the team!

Christina Armentrout

Children's Director

We love having Christina at Central!  Christina obtained her BA and Teaching Credential from Cal State University Bakersfield.  After ten years as an elementary school teacher, she became a mom of twin girls and transitioned into full time ministry as our Children’s Director.  
Christina brings the fun with her wherever she goes.  She is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus with each child that walks into the CentralKIDS building.  She is full of great ideas, organized, dedicated and loves each child as her own.  
Christina loves her friends, good food, music, board games, traveling with her husband Nathan, reading late into the night and taking family camping trips to the beach and the mountains.

Jared Craft

Equipping/Pastoral Care Pastor

Pastor Jared is from Indiana. He, his wife Shelby and their son Judah joined the Central family in the summer of 2022. He loves the Word of God and loves to teach others. He brings a practical approach to teaching and equipping the church to live and love like Jesus. Jared has a Bachelor's in Biblical Counseling and Equipping from Crossroads Bible College in Indianapolis, IN. He's currently in seminary at Westminster Theological Seminary (online) working on a Master's degree in theology. He also has a background in clinical social work and counseling. He is currently serving as a member of the board of directors for Christians In Action Mission International.

He enjoys reading works by C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Spurgeon, and John Bunyan, as well as, watching all things soccer. Favorite Bible verse: Proverbs 27:6

Matt Guarino

NexGen Pastor

Matt is one of the most determined pastors you will ever meet. He believes that ministry is the hardest, most rewarding work one could ever engage in. Matt’s passion for Jesus is often demonstrated through his powerful sermons and intentional one-on-one meetings with growing disciples. Matt has his Bachelors in Advanced Biblical and Cultural Exegesis. Although Matt works hard, he would be the to first admit that he could never do it without the help of his amazing wife, Nicole. Matt is also a proud Dad of Noah born in July of 2022.

Bryan Ingram

Worship/Creative Arts Pastor

Bryan and his amazing wife, TJ, hail from the sandy beaches of Florida. They are both passionate followers of Jesus who love to serve Him together. Bryan’s worship style is authentic and heart-felt. The stage he leads from is not the pinnacle of a concert, but an alter unto the Lord.

The only thing Bryan loves more than music is his dog, and his white shoes. Ok, not really, but he does talk about them a lot. Our church is grateful to have such a relatable and down to earth worship leader. When he’s not on the stage he’s busy meeting with people, training musicians, and teaching others what it means to live and love like Jesus.


Mike Harris


Mike is the chairman of the Elders, and has been part of the Central family since 1991. He’s always ready to make you laugh and likes to bend the rules ever so slightly, like when he described himself in three words “not a morning person”. Mike retired from aerospace and loves to workout and be a grandpa. He is diligent in prayer, faithful to God, and a blessing to Central. Favorite Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 10:13 

Matt Dumas

Senior Pastor/Elder

Matt has been with the Central family since 2013. He fit right in as our senior pastor and is a great leader. Matt loves Tex-mex fajitas, and watching movies, but nothing compares to his beloved Baylor Bears. He is intentional and disciplined in his study of God’s Word and is committed to following the Holy Spirit. We are thankful for his guidance and leadership. Favorite Bible Verse: Genesis 3:15 

Dan Fredberg


Dan first joined our Central Family in 2015 when one of their 9 Air Force moves brought them to the Antelope Valley. Dan and RuthAnne have 3 children – each born in a different state! He is an Air Force Officer and Test Pilot. Their family loves to be active and one of their family favorites is paintball. It’s Dan’s vision to live out and encourage a faith in Christ with a foundation upon God’s Word above ALL else. His favorite Bible verse: James 1:2-4

Tacho Gallegos


Tacho has been a part of Central since 2005. He works as a senior project manager for an Architectural Millwork company. Together with his wife, Ana, they have 6 children and 2 grandchildren. Tacho has a heart for the Antelope Valley and would love to see the Church strengthened in Christ so it can impact individuals and families in our community to live and love like Jesus. Favorite Bible Verse: John 16:33 

Joe Gooden


Joe and his family have been a part of Central since 1995. He is recently retired from a career in law enforcement, and loves anything from the Italian food group. He spends much of his time serving the homeless community, and is looking forward to seeing the impact the upcoming generation is going to have for Jesus. Joe’s servant heart is evident to all who know him. Favorite Bible Verse: Deuteronomy 15:11

Doug Jenkins


Since 2006 Doug has been a part of the Central family. He works in aerospace, loves Jesus and strives to be the best husband and father he can be. He also loves a good taco salad drenched in queso. Doug wants families in the Antelope Valley to feel like they’re home at Central the way he does. His positive influence for Christ and optimistic attitude is a blessing to us all. Favorite Bible Verse: Ephesians 1:3-10 

Allen Parker


Since 1996 Allen and his family have called Central home. When asked to describe himself in three words he said “A blessed man”. Did we mention he’s an engineer and that he loves spaghetti? Allen strives to lead his family and the church well. He loves studying scripture and being used to further God’s Kingdom through Central. We are so thankful to have Allen on our Elder Board. Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 3:5 


Alisa Anderson
Women's Ministry

Christina Armentrout
Children's Ministry

Andrew Beeler
Technical Director

Megan Sylvies
Learning Planet Preschool Director

Paul Heater
Facilities Director

Support Staff

Cydney Amposta
NextGen Coordinator

Alisa Anderson

Evelyn Blackburn

Cyndy Chapin
Administrative Assistant

Connor Davis
NextGen Ministry Partner

Sol Rivera
Administrative Assistant

Kami Hendrie
Women's Ministry Assistant/ Bookkeeper

Myron Mielke

Josiah Patrizio
Children's Worship Intern

Nicole Rossmango

Debbie Severs
Children's Administrative Assistant

Pat Wright

Our Mission

Transforming families to live and love like Jesus


Renewing hearts and minds through Biblical teaching

Inspiring a fervent love for Jesus through a lifestyle of worship

Intentionally building Christ-centered relationships

Strategically creating opportunities for families to impact their world for Jesus


Regular participation in our weekend services for worship, Biblical teaching, communion, baptism, giving and prayer

Regular participation in a Community Group for ongoing discipleship…studying the Bible, prayer and accountability

Impacting your world for Jesus using your spiritual gifts to help people on your Impact List take steps closer to God

Five Marks of a Disciple






Our Beliefs

Doctrinal Statement

We believe the Bible came into existence through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and is God's verbal and complete revelation to man.  As such, it was inerrant in its original documents and has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.  
2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21
We believe there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, The Father, and The Son and The Holy Spirit.  These three are identical in nature, equal in power and glory, have precisely the same attributes and perfections, yet execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of providence and redemption.  
Deut. 6:4; 2 Cor. 13:14

We believe in God the Father, an infinite personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, justice, wisdom, power and love.  We believe He acts mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayers, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.  
Eph. 1:3; Col. 1:3, 2 Pet. 1:17
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit.  We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings.  We believe that He accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a propitiatory and substitutionary sacrifice for our sins, and that our redemption is made sure through His bodily resurrection from the dead.  We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is now in heaven exalted at the right hand of the Father where, as our High Priest, He intercedes on our behalf.  We believe in the imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ and in His Kingdom reign upon this earth.  
John 1:1-2; Luke 1:35; Rom. 3:24; 1 Pet. 1:3-5; Heb. 9:24; Heb. 7:25; Rom. 8:34; 1 John 2:1-2; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; Rev. 20:6

We believe that the Holy Spirit, who came forth from the Father and the Son, convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment.  We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every Christian, seals them unto the day of redemption, and is our present helper, teacher and guide.  We believe that the Holy Spirit imparts Spiritual Gifts to Christians and thus equips them for effective ministry in the Body.  We believe that it is the responsibility and privilege of every Christian to be continually filled with the Holy Spirit.  
John 15:26; John 16:8; Rom. 8-9; Eph. 1:13-14; John 14:26; John 16:13; 1 Cor. 12:7; Eph. 5:18
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but through sin became alienated from God, acquired a sin nature, and came under the judicial sentence of death.  
Gen. 1:25-26; Rom. 3:22-23; 5:12-21; Eph. 2:1-3,12
We believe that all men are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation and in need of a Savior.  We believe that salvation is the gift of God offered to man by grace and received by faith in Jesus Christ as both Savior and Lord, and the genuine faith will manifest itself in works pleasing to God.  
Eph. 2:1-3; Eph. 2:8-10; Rom. 10:9,10
We believe in water baptism by immersion as an act of obedience to Jesus' command, and as a picture of our union or sharing with Him, in the likeness of His death, burial and resurrection.  
Matt. 28:18-20; Rom. 6:1-4
We believe in both the universal and local church.   The universal church, whose Head is Christ, is made up of all born-again persons irrespective of their denominational affiliation.  The local church (a portion of the body of Christ) is a group of believers who have organized for the purpose of glorifying God through carrying out His will and sharing His word in the world.  
Eph. 1:22-23; 5:23; Rev. 2-4
We believe that the condition and punishment of the lost and the salvation and blessedness of the saved are conscious and everlasting.  
Mark 9:43-48; Rev. 20:10-15; 22:3-5,11
We believe that these truths are not just a sacred trust to be preserved and taught, but to be lived out in our daily lives as well.
(Note:  While the Bible teaches and we believe other doctrines, these are fundamental or foundational doctrines.  Our commitment is, "In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty and in all things love.")

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