Meet Our Staff

Our team

Senior Pastor

Pastor Chris Tomlin began working in the ministry over 20 years ago in music, youth, and bus ministries.  In 2002, he and his wife, Charity, started a church in their home in Memphis, TN.  In 2009, the Lord moved them and their sons, Isaac (11) and Drew (9), to Central Baptist Church.  Chris served as a youth worker, Sunday school teacher and a deacon at the church.  And in 2010, Charity helped to begin a preschool program at Central Baptist School. In June of 2013, the Lord opened the door for Chris to become the senior pastor.  Pastor Tomlin has a love for the Word of God and the work to which God has called him.  The Tomlins were blessed in September 2015 with a miracle baby girl. >> EMAIL PastorTomlin<<


Youth Pastor/Music Minister

Pastor Luke Benton has been at Central since June of 2012.  He has been working with teens for over 13 years as a teacher in Bible, music, drama, band, and as a youth pastor. Pastor Benton has a B.A. degree from Bob Jones University in Practical Christian Training with a minor in speech.  His wife Eliza was a secondary science teacher before becoming a stay at home mom. She enjoys helping him with the youth ministry and various other church projects such as the website and promotional materials. The Bentons have four small children-Jonathan, Adeline, Jacob, and Autumn. They are about to add a fifth child at the end of May or beginning of June 2017.


School Administrator

Greg and Julie Reese have been at Central Baptist School since June of 2011. Greg serves as Central Baptist School’s administrator. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Liberty University in Business Administration and Master’s degree from Pensacola Christian College in Educational Administration. Julie has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Counseling from Liberty University. She serves as the first grade teacher at CBS, the Primary Leader for Master Clubs, and the Area Coordinator for the Greater Memphis Area Operation Christmas Child. They have been married for 25 years and have been blessed with four wonderful children. They have been serving the Lord in full-time ministry since 2004 and count it a privilege to be a part of what God is doing at Central.