Project H.E.E.D. CDC - Healthy Learning while Empowering Development
Central Garden Missionary Baptist Church
"More Than Conquerors"
"And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." Matthew 16:18
Organized on August 10, 1940 under the direction of Rev. McKinley Williams for Rev. Johnnie Watkins, Central Garden Missionary Baptist Church has withstood the test of time.  With over 70 years of discipleship Central Garden has gone from worshiping in the first tabernacle constructed from 2 box cars to it's present location at 8600 Jameel Rd., Ste 180, Houston, TX 77040. 
In 2006, under the direction of Pastor Gregory Cheeks, Sis. Imogene Thomas, and Deacon  Eddie McNack, a community development was formed and named Project H.E.E.D. (Health, Education, Empowerment, Development) CDC.  The main mission of Project H.E.E.D. CDC will be directed not only toward education and empowerment, but also health, education, and wellness from a social, spiritual, economic, and psychological perspective.  Through it's work via Project H.E.E.D. CDC, their active partnerships between other churches, community businesses, and concerned neighborhood activists, Central Garden Missionary Baptist Church hopes to provide individuals and familys with the necessary guidance and support to make positive life decisions and changes within their household.
Church Officers:
Rev. Gregory Cheeks
Rev. Glenn Cheeks                                        Rev. Dondrea Walker
Assistant Pastor                                             Youth Pastor
Minister Cynthia Carradine                      Minister Karmen Walker
Adm. Assistant to Pastor
Deacon Eric Smiley                                      Sis. Elizabeth Kennedy
Church Treasurer                                         Church Secretary
Deacon Derrick Elder                                Sis. Patsy Edwards
President of Deacon Board                      President of Usher Board
Bro. R.L. Johnson                                        Rev. Glenn Cheeks
President of Mass Choir                           President of Male Chorus
Sis. Laurie Wilson                                        Sis. Carolyn Webb
President of Kingdom Builders             Youth Coordinator
Sis. Imogene Thomas
President of Sunday School
Musical Staff:
Min. Jacquie Foreman
Sis. Courtney Jones
Bro. George Webb, Jr.
Church Services:
  • Sunday School - Sundays beginning at 10:00 a.m.
  • Morning Worship Services - Sundays beginning at 11:15 a.m.
  • Weekly Prayer Meeting and Bible Study every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Rev. & Mrs. Johnnie Watkins 
First Pastor & First Lady - 1940
2nd Pastor Rev. N.L. Yancy (center) & members in front of our first box car Church
Central Garden M.B.C. 
Members in front of the Wood Framed Church
Central Garden M.B.C. Before the January 2003 Fire
Central Garden M.B.C. After the Fire
 planned new facility for Central Garden M.B.C.
On January 26, 2003 Central Garden Missionary Baptist Church was destroyed by fire.  We are currently in the process of raising funds for our new church campus to be located on Hempstead Highway.  If you would like to contribute to the building fund of our new facility, please contact Deacon Eric Smiley, Church Treasurer or click below to make an online contribution.  All donations are tax-deductible.  Please allow 2-3 weeks for receipt.
Thank you for your generousity!