What We Believe

Central adopts the Southern Baptist Convention’s Baptist Faith and Message 2000.  You can read the message in full at the Southern Baptist Convention’s website. 


About Our Leadership


     Johnny Bridges, Pastor

Johnny and his wife, April are lifelong South Carolina residents who began their ministry career in 1994. Johnny became the senior pastor of Central Baptist Church in the fall of 2009. Before his role as senior pastor at CBC, Johnny served as senior pastor at Glendale Baptist Church in Glendale, South Carolina.
Johnny has been preaching God’s Word for over 25 years. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies from North Greenville University and a Master of Divinity in Christian Education from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina in 2011. Johnny is currently pursuing his Doctor of Ministry in Apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary in Matthews, North Carolina.
Johnny’s hobbies include kayaking, camping, and spending time with family. Pastor Johnny’s life verse is Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; but in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path”. Johnny and April are the proud parents of Noah, Joshua, and Noelle.   Contact Johnny at Johnny Bridges. 
Clay Jones, Associate Pastor
Clay is our associate pastor at Central Baptist Church. His passion and role at Central is to train people in the Word of God and equip our church to be God’s hands and feet in making disciples of all nations through local and international missions. Clay also serves on the Broad River Association’s mission team as a voice for North American missions and volunteers at Cherokee Pregnancy Center as a client advocate counselor. Clay has been serving Central since 2015.
Clay earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies from Liberty University in 2016 and his Master of Divinity in Preaching and Pastoral Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina in 2019. Clay is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Expository Preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Clay enjoys reading, spending time with his dog, Snoop, and Gamecock football. Clay’s life verse is Philippians 1:21, “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”
Contact Clay at Clay Jones

Steven Prinz, Student Pastor

Steven is our student pastor at Central. His passion is reaching young people and helping them understand the purpose they have in Christ by helping them see their calling through God’s Word. By becoming disciples that honor Christ, they can in turn become the fishers of men they were called to be. Steven also has a passion for reaching families by helping build strong marriages. Him and his wife, Brittany have been serving Central since 2017.
Steven earned his Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management from Ashford University in 2014, his M.B.A. in Organizational Leadership from Ashford in 2016, and his Master of Divinity in Biblical Studies from Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary in 2019. Steven is currently pursuing his Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Steven enjoys fishing, hunting, kayaking, camping, and spending time with his wife and children, Lacey and Braylin. Steven’s life verse is Acts 20:24, “But I consider my life of no value to myself; my purpose is to finish my course and the ministry I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of God’s grace.”
Contact Steven at Steven Prinz 
Bo Medley, Executive Pastor
Bo is our executive pastor at Central Baptist Church. His role is to oversee the different ministries and committees we have here at the church. Prior to coming onto staff here, Bo served as Central’s chairman of deacons before feeling God’s call into bi-vocational ministry. Bo and his wife, Monica, have been serving Central since 2018.
Bo earned his Bachelor of Science in Business from Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina in 1998 and is currently pursuing his Master of Ministry in Christian Studies from Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina.
Bo and his wife are proud parents of CC and Gage.
Carol Baca, Administrative Assistant
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Carol is the warm welcoming voice you will hear when you call our church.  She has a heart for ministry and has served Central since 2007.  She is very helpful in assisting our pastors in their ministries. She loves the Lord with all her heart and enjoys serving Him in whatever He leads her to do. She is a graduate from Spartanburg Community College in Computer Science and Business.  Her favorite Bible verse is John 14:1-3, ” Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.  Contact Carol at Carol Hyatt