Who We Are
Central Christian Church of Coral Gables was founded in 1927 with a great desire and vision to fulfill the divine commission to build God’s Kingdom.
We are a Disciples of Christ, multi-generational, multicultural, bilingual family. Although we are diverse in the physical, we are united by the spirit of God.
Connection is an essential part of life and in everything we do we seek to effectively enable people to connect with God, each other and the community.
Meet our Staff
Meet the Pastor:
Jorge Cotto is an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Much of his early ministry was dedicated to the development of youth and music ministries in Puerto Rico and the U.S. In 1985 he moved to Miami where he served for 10 years as Youth Pastor and director of music. During this time he had his first contact with multicultural communities and congregations. God was preparing him for a greater ministry!
In 1998 Jorge accepted a call to be the lead pastor of Central Christian Church in Coral Gables. For the past years he has devoted his life to a bilingual and multicultural ministry that serves as a model for other churches within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Jorge holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Puerto Rico and a Master in Divinity from the Center of Theological Studies in Florida. He has served in various positions of the Christian Church Disciples of Christ at the Regional and National levels.
Jorge Cotto currently lives in Miami, Florida, with his wife Bruni and his sons, Daniel and Jeffrey.
Jayne Cartagena was born and raised on the Island of Puerto Rico. From an early age she knew the Lord and began her life of service in the work of God. Her passion has always been singing and service. Jayne obtained her degree in Secretary and Administration in a specialized program at the Central Vocational School in Puerto Rico. From her beginnings in the Christian life she served as youth coordinator, children’s teacher, and as part of the Praise and Choir Group wherever God took her.
In 1983 she moved to New York, beginning her married life, attending the Soundview Baptist Church where she continued to serve. In 1996 she moved to Miami to be a part of the Christian Church Disciples of Christ with her four children: Jaynee, David, Kayla and Jonathan.
Jayne has dedicated her life to the service of God and her family. As a staff member, not only is she the Church Administrator, she also functions as the Church Housing Corp. She lives in Miami with her husband Guillermo Bell and is the grandmother of four precious children: Karina, Judah, Carmen and Noah.