Spreading God’s Word

FOR 150+ years

Our Staff Team

The staff and leadership here at Central is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at: office@spartacoc.com

ChrisTopher Wiles – Lead Minister

     Originally from Smyrna, TN, Christopher “Topher” has served as a full time preaching minister since 2011, joining Central in September of 2017.  Topher & Ashley enjoy sixteen years of marriage along with their four wonderful children in Gabriel (13), Ethan (11), Micah (6), and Clara (4).
     Topher has a degree in theology from Lipscomb University and has worked in both youth and pulpit ministry. He also served as principal of the local homeschool cooperative, tennis coach of the homeschool racquet club, and a chaplain at the local hospital. His special talents include squeezing as much life as he can into every minute, sparring with three boys at one time without anyone being seriously injured, and bringing adventure to anyone who will join him.  Recently Topher was voted by the public as the Expositor’s “Community Role Model” for the 2020 year.

Patrick Lankford – Worship & Interim Youth Minister

Patrick Lankford is our interim youth minister for Central as well as our song leader. Patrick has a B.S. in both Elementary Education and Youth and Family Ministry from Freed-Hardeman University. His wife Mary has a B.S. in Special Education and Child and Family Studies. They live in Cookville, TN.

Janice Bradley – Office Administrator

Janice has dutifully served as office administrator for the members of Central Church of Christ since 2002. Her primary responsibilities include opening the office, managing communications, day-to-day bookkeeping, and organizing the weekly bulletin.  When she’s not involved in church life, she enjoys investing time in her animals on the farm. 



Gathering Times

Life Care 8:00 a.m. (Not meeting during pandemic)
Classes 9:00 a.m. (Not meeting during pandemic)
Worship 10:00 a.m. (Meeting in South Parking Lot)
Evening Class 5:00 p.m. (Not meeting during pandemic)
Primetime 10:30 a.m. (Not meeting during pandemic)
Classes 6:30 p.m. (Meeting on Zoom ID: 673-063-1503)