Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Advisory Board Member

Laura Griffie

Senior Pastor
Pastor Alan Kinder

Alan Kinder

Alan is the senior pastor of Central Church; he was installed as the pastor on February 9, 2002. Alan grew up in Washington State, and was introduced to Jesus while attending high school, asking Jesus into his life in November of 1975. Following high school, Alan began a 22-year career in the U.S. Navy, serving in various locations around the world. While in the Navy, he was also serving the Lord as a Sunday School teacher, elder, youth worker, and…

Gary Breshears

Gary is currently serving as a deacon, treasurer and a member of the advisory board. He also heads an outreach ministry that feeds the Grandview HS football team. He grew up attending Central and accepted Christ as a young boy. In the past, Gary has served on the facility board, worked with the youth ministry and helped with VBS. He is married to his wife of 11 years, Nicole and has three sons, Gregory, Nicholas and Nathaniel. Gary sells chemicals…

Brett Daire

Brett has attended Central Church since 1999, when he and his wife, Elizabeth, moved back to the Kansas City area following 6 years of service in the Marine Corps. Brett grew up in Belton, where he graduated high school, before joining the Marines. He met Elizabeth in high school and the two were married in 1998. He and Elizabeth are proud parents of 2 sons, Mason and Adam. Brett earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Information Technology and is…
Amy Smith

Amy Smith

Amy has been a member of our Advisory Board for the past Four years and Chairman for the last two years.  She also serves as a teacher for our Faithbuilder’s Sunday School Class and our Truthseeker’s Wednesday night children’s program.  She accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior as a young girl and has been able to be a part of the ministry and fellowship of Central since then.  Amy graduated from Towson State University with a degree in Medical…
Music Minister

Bill Weeks

Bill has been the Worship Leader at Central Church since 2007.  He gave his heart to Jesus Christ in high school and believes in standing up for Jesus at home and in the workplace.  He graduated with a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and currently works as a quantitative analyst developing stock market models for American Century Investments.   Bill enjoys worshiping with other believers and seeks to offer himself as a living sacrifice…