Life is better together.






We exist to transform Central Florida by compelling people to become
completely dedicated followers of Jesus Christ.


We have a heart for Lakeland. We estimate that over 150,000 people in our area are not connected to a church and likely don’t know Jesus Christ. This is unacceptable to us. Centerpoint Church will be a community of believers focused on reaching the lost, growing them in their faith, and leading them to sacrificially give of themselves. Centerpoint will not be a single church. As we grow, we will reach communities by planting churches throughout Central Florida.
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Jesus called His followers to GO into their communities and share His message of hope and love. That doesn’t mean sitting back and expecting people to come to us, instead we must REACH out to them.
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Jesus wants more from us than a one time decision. It’s the church’s responsibility to help each believer GROW and mature in their faith. We believe the best way to do this is through life groups.
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Jesus paid the ultimate price to offer us the gift of salvation. It is our privilege as Christ followers to sacrificially GIVE back to Him from our time, money, and resources.

What We Believe


We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were guided by the Holy Spirit to write every word. Because of this, the Bible is without error and we can base our beliefs and life on its truths.


We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.


We believe that man was created in the image of God, however, sin separates us from that relationship. As a result, man is unable to have a right relationship with God by his own effort. It is only by salvation through Christ that we can be restored.


We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who believe in the death and resurrection of Christ and commit to following Him as the Lord and Savior of their life.


We believe that through God, man is given eternal life through Jesus Christ and because of this, the believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by any effort by the Christ-follower. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security.

As for us, there’s no question—we can’t keep quiet about what
we’ve seen and heard. 
Acts 4:20


We love kids!
We provide a safe,
fun environment where your kids learn the truth of the gospel!
Students are the future of the church! We aren’t here for entertainment – we are here to challenge students to be more like Jesus.
We want every member of our
church to be in a life group.
 Life is better together. Find a place to belong, build relationships, and grow in Christ together.


We cannot do what we do as a church without the help of all of our volunteers! At Centerpoint, serving is part of our DNA. Whether it is setting up and tearing down on a Sunday morning, hanging out with awesome kids during service, passing out flyers in neighborhoods in our city, or any of our many opportunities, we want you to be a part of giving your time sacrificially for the Lord.
Interested in getting involved?
Lauren, our volunteer coordinator, will help you get started! Just let her know what you are passionate about and she will get you set in the perfect place!
Email her at





Josh Cranor
Lead Pastor
Josh Cranor is the lead pastor of Centerpoint Church. After playing church for years,
he decided to follow Christ when he was 15. Shortly after, Josh felt the Lord leading him into full time ministry. 
Josh spent the last decade working with students and challenging them to step up and change the world for Christ.  
Josh and his beautiful wife, Brittany, were born and raised in Lakeland.
They have been married for almost 10 years and have three awesome kids – Madi, Jake, and Kate. 
Josh and Brittany love this city and are passionate about reaching the people here for Jesus. 
God put a burden on their heart to take a leap of faith to start Centerpoint Church. 
It is their prayer God uses this church to change Central Florida.
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Brittany Cranor
Brittany is the wife of Josh Cranor and mother to Madison, Jake, and Katelyn. She has a heart for ministry and is willing to step up and do whatever it takes to reach people for Jesus Christ. She has no official title, but takes care of children’s ministry, hospitality, and all of the many details it takes to keep the church running smoothly.
Hannah Green
Hannah has lived in Lakeland all her life. She is a senior at McKeel Academy and works at Publix. Hannah is called to full time missions and is excited to see where God takes her in the future!
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Lauren Hargrove
 Volunteer Coordinator
Lauren is born and raised in Lakeland, Florida and teaches Special Needs Pre-K at a local elementary school. She loves Jesus and is dedicated to reaching the lost and using her gifts to serve and support those around her. 


As Christ Followers, we believe that we are stewards of God’s resources and that He is the owner of all things. In scripture, we are reminded of the importance of giving at least one-tenth of all God has so generously given to us. The Bible says, ”Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.” (Malachi 3:10)


We also believe that God desires of us to be generous. The Bible says, “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
(2 Corinthians 9:6)


1. You are taking a step of faith. When you sign up for Online Giving, you are deciding in advance to faithfully give. God always blesses that kind of faith!
2. You will simplify your life. You won’t have to remember whether you gave this month or need to send an offering by mail when you’re on a trip.
3. You will be helping the church. Every person who gives through Online Giving makes our record keeping much easier.
4. It removes the distraction of writing a check or filling out an envelope so you can focus on God during the service.

       Give Online HERE
You can give one time or set up recurring gifts online!

The Truth about Tithing

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 If you’ve grown up in or around the church like me, you have most likely heard that we are supposed to give 10% of our income to God. I’ve always accepted that teaching and done my best to give at least that much. However, I recently went to the Bible to prepare a sermon series on tithing and came across something I wasn’t expecting… NOWHERE in the New Testament are we told to tithe 10% of our income, or any other specific amount for that matter! Even more dumbfounding is that even the Old Testament didn’t give command the Jews to only give 10%.



Grand Opening was Unbelievable!

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Wow. It’s hard to put this morning into perspective. There’s so much more to it than just 160 people showed up for church. This morning was a BIG deal.


Mailing Address:
4798 South Florida Avenue Box 307
Lakeland, Florida 33813
Where we meet:
805 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801



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