Lead Pastor

Benjie Maxson

Benjie was born and raised in the south as a preacher's kid.  He went to Adventist schools through his college years where he received his undergrad from Southern Adventist Univerity and a Masters from La Sierra University School of Divinity.  Benjie, his wife Kartini, and son Benjamin have served in Washington, Colorado, Maryland, West Virginia, and now California.  God has blessed in their lives and ministry, and they feel called to create a space where people feel they are loved--safe to learn and grow in faith with an awesome God. "We want people to feel loved and connected to a community of believers who want to share in the Grace of Jesus."

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Head Elder

Doug Whitfield

Doug and Sherry have been members of the Modesto Central church for over 42 years.  Serving as the head elder for the past 13 years, Doug shares his passion for the church in many different ways.  Doug loves to cycle.  However, sharing Jesus with others is his number one goal.

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Office Administrator

Mika Palitang


    Church Treasurer

    Lufreta Bean

    Lufreta has been a faithful member of Modesto Central for a long time and helps manage the church finances.