Central Weekday Preschool in Wendell, NC opened in 2010. The primary goal has always been to teach children about the amazing love of God. This is accomplished best when children and families feel that love through the warm, caring staff who have each committed their lives to Christ Jesus. Providing foundational learning skills to help each child grow is a vital part of preschool at Central Baptist Weekday Preschool.

Lower grade School

Kindergarten (Fall 2023)

We are excited to start our lower grade school with kindergarten classes this fall.    It is our goal to add a grade each year following.    The timing and rate of expansion will depend upon infrastructure  improvements that will provide municipal sewer to our main campus.

Mission Statement:
Central Christian Academy (CCA) Is A Gospel-Centered Community School That Partners With Parents To Evangelize, Disciple, And Equip Student Leaders Through Kingdom Education To Build God’s Kingdom On Earth. (Matthew 6:33; 22:37-40; 28:18-20).
Vision Statement:
CCA Is Committed To Building God’s Kingdom Through Christ-Centered, Bible-Based, Outstanding Academics, Fine Arts, And Athletics In Eastern Wake County And Its Surrounding Areas. (Matt. 6:33)



 (print and return to Church Office or Preschool Desk)

Parent Handbook

(It is the Appendix A in the Preschool Handbook, pages 29-50) 

Upper grade School

TBD...  We are seeking God's guidance in the timing of opening our upper grade school.


Dr. Ed Rose

Ed has served as lead pastor of Central since March of 2000.  He received a Doctor of Ministry in Christian Leadership from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Master of Divinity in Christian Education from Campbell University Divinity School.

Evette Orcutt, MDiv

School Administrator
Evette has been on staff at Central since 2001.  She has served as Children’s Minister, Church Administrator and Weekday Preschool Director. She is a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, with a Master of Divinity in Christian Education, and a graduate of Appalachian State University, with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. 

Gayle Alford, MEd

Gayle has been on staff at Central since 2020 after retiring from a 30-year career in education.  She has served as Church Secretary and Director of Church Operations. She received her Master of Education from Campbell University and her Bachelor of Arts from Meredith College in English and Secondary Education.