what is central station?

Welcome to Central Station - the Children's Ministry of Central Baptist Church.  Our mission is to help you "TRAIN" up your children in the way of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We provide a safe, educational, and nurturing atmosphere for your children while you worship and grow in your own relationship with Christ during services and Bible studies. Central Station is led by our Children's Pastor, Brian Davis, and Administrator of Education, Dawn Stephens. 


Check out which trains your child can depart on weekly and seasonally below. 

central station trains

All trains depart from the Children's Ministry Building located behind the main church building. For safety and security, all children must be checked in by an adult before participating in any children's activities. First time visitors should register in the Administration Office. Get a head start by printing a registration form to fill out at home and bring it with you on your first visit.



For more information about Central Station policies, please click here to download a Parent Handbook.

  • fruit freight - central christian academy

    Monday-Friday, 8 am to 3 pm.

    Preschoolers 2.5 years old through 6th grade.

    Before & after care available beginning at 6:30 am and concluding at 6:00 pm.


    Transmits the fruit of the Spirit to students by planting God's Word in their humble hearts, stemming integrity, and blooming knowledge so that they may be transformed into fruit bearing vessels.


    Click here to learn more about Central Christian Academy.

  • nursery & preschool

    We provide care during all services for infants through 2 year olds. All of the nurseries have a secure check in/out system and we have the ability to contact you during services if needed.  Our nursery is dividided into three sections based on child development: Infants - Crawlers - Walkers.


    Preschoolers ages 3 and up are incorporated into all of our trains. See individual train information below.

  • soul train

    Departs each Sunday at 9 am.


    Preschoolers through 6th graders meet at platforms (classrooms) to transport their souls on an exciting adventure through the Bible so they can know, obey, and defend God's Word and love Christ with all their heart, soul, and mind.


    All kids ages K2 through 6th grade are invited to join us every week at 9 am!

  • light rail

    Boards Sundays at 10 am.


    Kids cruise through a time of worship where they learn to shine the Light of Christ with friends. All kids ages K2 through 6th grade are welcome to attend!  Preschoolers (K2, K3 & K4) remain in their Soul Train classrooms during this hour. K5 - 6th grade are dismissed from their Soul Train classrooms and escorted to The Platform (cafeteria in the Children's Ministry Building) by a conductor.


    Light Rail does not run on the first Sunday of each month children in K5 through 6th grades. We do welcome preschoolers every Sunday of the year. We encourage families to worship together on these Sundays when Light Rail does not meet for older children.

  • awana express

    Runs September - May

    Runs Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm


    AWANA Clubs route spiritually strong children to faithfully follow Jesus Christ and help evangelize their communities. Clubs meet weekly on Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm, September through May, to play games, memorize verses, and hear inspiring, age-appropriate devotional lessons. We have a club for all children ages 2 and up:

    • Puggles - 2 year olds  (must be 2 by September 30)
    • Cubbies - Preschoolers ages 3-4
    • Sparks - K5 through 2nd grade
    • T&T - 3rd through 6th grade
  • UPWARD basketball & cheerleading

    UPWARD Sports focus on developing young athletes mentally, athletically, spiritually and socially. Open to all 1st-6th graders. Practices begin the week of January 1, 2018. Games begin January 13, 2018.


    2018 Registration Information:

    • Registration fee is $75.
    • Multi-child discount of $5 per child.
    • Registration will be open until December 4 or until spaces are filled. Register early!
    • All participants must attend a basketball evaluation or cheerleading uniform fitting on December 4, 6-8 pm.
    • View Registration Form
    • For more information, call 757-488-4477.
  • vbs steam engine

    Returning July 15-19, 2018


    Save the date for Summer 2018! In this one week adventure, all K5-6th graders will learn to trust God through Bible stories, crafts, motivating music and games. 


  • summer camptrak

    Returning Summer 2018


    Junior Camp is an awesome opportunity for kids to spend a week encountering Christ and learning about His redemption plan for us all while enjoying fun summer activities. Open to all kids completing 2nd through 6th grades. 


  • trunk or treat funicular

    Returning 2018


    Join us each year for one of our biggest community events and experience fun for the whole family including hayrides, popcorn, and LOTS of candy of course!