Staff & Leaders

Staff & Leaders

Central Church would never operate without the support of many different people.

Facility Board Member

Mathew Williams

Advisory Board Member

Wellington Gorham, Jr.

Advisory Board Member

Laura Griffie

Laura has been a member of Central Church for the past three years, and has served in various ministries throughout the church.
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…

Larry Starnes

Larry has been married to his wife, Margaret, for 53 years. They have 3 daughters (Amy, Jill and Elizabeth), 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  He was born and grew up in Lebanon, Missouri.  He attended Southwest Missouri State College (now Missouri University) where he received a B.S. in Education degree and later received an M.A. in Education degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He retired in 2000 having worked as a guidance counselor in the Raytown, Missouri…

Max Breshears

Max is a deacon at Central Church. He was ordained in 1991 and has been serving as a deacon since that time. Max has attended Central Church since June of 1968. He grew up in Missouri and attended Grandview schools beginning in fourth grade through the middle of eleventh grade. After graduating high school, he earned an AA Degree from Central Missouri University. Max then went to work for a civil engineering company for three years, then worked 36 years…
Facility Board Chair & Deacon

Tim Smith

Tim became a Christian at the age of 8. He was raised in a Christian family. His father served as a Deacon and then an Elder for most of his life. He graduated from Oklahoma Christian College in 1990. He is married to Amy, his wife of 28 1/2 years. He has 3 kids and 4 grandkids. He has been attending Church at Central for 25 years, and was ordained as a deacon in 2016.

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 is a…
Advisory Board Chair & Deacon

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…
Advisory Board Secretary
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…