Our Pastor


I Corinthians 15:58 says, "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord." Galatian 6:9 states, "...and let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season you will reap, if you faint not." These two verses of scripture drive the relentless dedicated service that Pastor Robert E. Bolden offers to God through Central Baptist Church.

Pastor Bolden serves as the Senior Pastor of our church. He is a young man that is on the move for God. Pastor Bolden has served as the Senior Pastor since April of 2013. Though he has only been our pastor for a short period of time, God has allowed him to make significant progress for the kingdom of God. Through his pastoral tenure, his teaching and preaching has brought hundreds of people to Christ and led many others to experience a fresh encounter with God. He has committed his life to the work of the church and he knows that he is doing what God has called him to do.

Pastor Bolden's vision is to lead a multi-generational church that seeks to meet the needs of all generations. He seeks to lead a church that strives to love people the way God loves people. It is Pastor Bolden's vision to lead a church with an aggressive focus on family, community, and missions.

Since his teenage years, Pastor Bolden has been preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Pastor Bolden's preaching ministry began in May of 2003 at his childhood church. He was licensed to preach in 2006 and ordained as a licensed minister in 2009. Pastor Bolden's ministerial journey led him to a full time staff position as Campus Pastor at Triumph Church in Detroit, Mich. under the leadership of Pastor Solomon Kinloch, Jr. From this position he was elected as the Pastor of Central.

Pastor Bolden spent most of his childhood in the foster care system. Though these adolescent years of life brought its challenges, his unwavering faith in God, which was instilled in him by his late Grandmother, allowed him to turn this obstacle into a stepping stone. Pastor Bolden was educated in the Detroit Public School system. He is a graduate of Detroit Central High School. He attended Wayne State University and is now in full time pursuit of a Masters of Divinity.

Pastor Bolden is married to the love of his life, the former B'Yonca Dover. The two of them are the parents of one child, Zoey Autumn.