Dr. Jim Taliaferro is 69 years old and has been the pastor of Central Baptist Church for over 30 years.
He received a BA degree from Oklahoma Baptist College in 1984.
Upon graduation, he served as pastor of Temple Baptist Church in Tucumcari, New Mexico, from 1984 to 1987.
He returned to school in 1988, and accepted the pastorate at Central Baptist Church in 1989. In 2015 he received an Honorary Doctorate in Divinity from Oklahoma Baptist College.
His wife, Kay, is employed full time as a lab technician at a local clinic. They have been married 47 years and have three daughters. Bro. Jim is a wonderful pastor, preacher and Bible teacher.
He is firmly grounded in his faith in Christ and is unafraid to preach the truth of the Scriptures, even if it sometimes steps on our toes!
We think you will find our church to be a very warm, friendly, caring place for you and your family.
Please come and visit us soon.
Central Baptist Church is an independent Baptist church that is soul conscious and preaches God's Word with compassion and conviction.
Since our founding, Central Baptist has had five pastors. Pastor Jim Taliaferro is now the pastor and has served the Lord here as our under-shepherd for over 30 years.
Pastor Jim still preaches and teaches out of the old King James Bible, and we treasure its timeless teachings and poetic verse. While we are very conservative in our theology and style of worship, we are not legalistic.
We believe it is just as sinful to be too Pharisaical in one's thinking as it is to be too liberal. We believe the Bible to be true from cover to cover, and our Pastor preaches it faithfully and truthfully.
Central Baptist Church was founded in April 1966 by Jim and Shirley Rich. It was located on the east side of the square in downtown McKinney, in a store front with ten members attendance.
Our church was started as a mission aided and supported by Temple Baptist Church in Fort Worth.
In October of 1966, the church was officially organization with 31 charter members.
Meet Cody Samford - He oversees Our Youth Department and Outreach program.
Brother Cody was raised in a Christian home and made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ at age 27. He is studying Bible Major/Pastoral Minor at Norris Bible Baptist Seminary.
Cody and his wife Kathryn have been engaged in many aspects of church ministry since 2011.
For over 5 years they have worked with teenagers and enjoy seeing the Lord work in their hearts.
Brother Cody and his wife have three children Brendan 16, Kendall 6 and Skylar 4. BUS MINISTRY We love children and have a great Sunday school and Junior church program available for them!
If you or your child would like to attend and need a ride please call John Campbell at 719-930-2957.
Or you may call the church at 972-562-3460. We will be glad to pick them up on Sunday! They will be well cared for and brought home safely after church.
CHOIR We enjoy making a "joyful noise" for our Lord.
We would welcome you into our group if you enjoy singing!
Just let Bro. David Hall know if you are interested. At different times throughout the year we sing in various church services and special programs at Central Baptist! NURSERY Our nursery is well staffed and clean! We welcome the opportunity to care for your little ones so that you can enjoy the messages from our Pastor.
It is open for all of our Sunday and Wednesday night services! VISITATION We visit normally on Thursday nights and Saturday mornings but if you would like a visit from our Pastor or Youth minister some other time, please give us a call and we will make arrangements to come and see you at your earliest convenience! We would love to come over and tell you about our church and its programs, but more importantly about the Lord Jesus Christ if you are not already a Christian!
Just call the church at 972-562-3460 or Pastor Jim Taliaferro at 972-569-7480
"And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart."
I became a Christian as a young boy of 11 years old.
I went to church with a friend of mine named Mike McMillian and his grandmother took us to church one Sunday morning.
I heard the Preacher say that Jesus loved me and would forgive me of my sins if I would just ask!
I went forward and kneeled down at the altar and asked Him to forgive me and come into my heart.
I'll never forgot that day! When I have time I will try and update this and tell the whole story!
God bless you all! Love, Pastor