Central’s Staff:

Our staff recognizes the authority of God, and realize we serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.



Pastor Derrell Brame, Senior Pastor

Derrell has been preaching at Central since March of 2013. He received his call to ministry when he was 13 years old at a week of church camp. After graduating high school, Derrell entered St. Louis Christian College, graduating in 1977. He was ordained to ministry by the Carlyle Christian Church in April 1978. He has been in ministry for over 40 years. Serving churches in Illinois, Massachusetts, and Missouri. Derrell has been married to Cindee since June 1978. They have three married children and six grandchildren. Derrell believes strongly in the inerrancy of God’s Word. It is the source of his preaching and teaching. His favorite pastimes are fly fishing, regular fishing, and watching sports he used to play.


Biermann family

Pastor Ted Biermann, Worship & Youth Pastor


Ted Biermann has a passion leading Gods people in worship & has a heart for both youth and children’s ministry. God called him out of being a prodigal child and into ministry in his early twenties, where from there he attended and Graduated from St. Louis Christian College. He has been involved and led various worship groups as well as served in a variety of High School and Children’s ministries. Being able to share the Gospel truth though song, lesson, or by any means, is such a privilege. He especially loves to see people of all ages grow in knowledge and in love of the awesome God we serve! While he’d love to take all the credit, without the support from his beautiful wife Makayla, he would not be where he is today. They have a son named Theo and live in Granite City with their dog Mocha and cat Habushka. You can usually find them around the various ice cream places in Granite. Let’s meet up!



Cheryl Fields, Office Administrative Assistant


Cheryl has a 25-year career in Administration/Human Resources. Between her 25-year career and coming to CCC, Cheryl had the opportunity to stay home and raise her children and to care for their home. She did this while working part-time jobs when the kids were at school. Cheryl’s skills are administrative and organizational processes, but more so, her love for people. In November 2001, broken in heart and spirit, her life changed forever as she accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior. For the first time, she knew her life belonged to The One who makes her life complete. Now she approaches work knowing God is leading the way, and that her work is a part of her life’s ministry. Cheryl is married to Brad, has three children and four grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family, being outside, sunrises & sunsets, and spending quiet time with God.