Sundays at 9:15 & 11:00

Teaching the Word so the people of Central can multiply and mature disciples of Christ.

Dr. Matt Shackelford

Dr. Matt Shackelford

Lead Teaching Pastor

Ashley and I have four children: Caleb, Selah, Phoebe, and Lydia. Together, we enjoy hiking, movies, and bonfire. Other hobbies of mine include reading, snowboarding, scuba diving, and playing piano and guitar.

I have served churches in Oklahoma, Texas, Southern California, and Ohio before coming to Collierville. My goal is to glorify God by shepherding well and preaching Christ-centered expositional messages that bring glory to God and joy to God’s people.

I have earned theological degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min.), and I am currently working on a Ph.D. from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

About the Teaching Ministry

  • We passionately cling to God’s Word as the first and final basis for everything we do. We believe God’s Word holds the answers to what it means to live the Christian life.

  • To help you understand God’s Word, we create multimedia content for you to consume throughout your week. From podcasts, videos, to weekly emails.

  • For a full list of media and other content we offer, check out our resources page.
The Way. Central's Young Adult weekly meeting.

Resource Page


Visit our Resources page to download, subscribe, watch, and listen to content created by our pastors. Additionally, you can download our app to stay up-to-date with Central Church.


Weekly Sermons

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