About Us

Our Vision:

Hanson Place Central United Methodist Church shall be a vibrant, Christ-centered congregation, effectively ministering to the spiritual and temporal needs of community. 

Our Mission:

We the people of God at Hanson Place Central United Methodist Church are called to be a fellowship of believers.  We welcome everyone and preach the good news of God’s love and justice so that all may be reconciled to God and to one another.  We believe we serve God by serving others through ministries with children, youth, adults and older adults. We serve because we are obedient to God's call to discipleship.

Meet the Pastor

Reverend Cecil B. Stone, Pastor

Reverend Cecil B. Stone has been preaching the Gospel for more than 35 years. God has richly blessed throughout his ministry; preaching crusades, revivals, workshops, seminars, mentoring and coaching to churches and other ministry leaders across the country, the Caribbean, and on the continent of Africa. 

Reverend Stone is an avid worshipper whose ministry emerges out of his profound love for the Lord. He completed his MDIV at Drew Theological Seminary, and received his DMIN from Wesley Theological Seminary, in Washington, DC. Reverend Stone is currently the senior pastor at the Springfield Gardens United Methodist Church where he has served for the last 22 years. He is also the Senior Pastor at the Hanson Place Central United Methodist Church, in Brooklyn, New York, where he has been serving for the last 6 years. He is an adjunct professor at Drew Theological Seminary and New York Theological Seminary and has recently served  as the interim Associate Dean of Contextual Learning at Drew Theological Seminary.  
Rev. Stone is founder of PETRA Ministries, a structured and biblically based support ministry, combing spiritual formation and practical education for Pastors and church leaders. Rev. Stone has been married for over 35 years to his faith partner in ministry, Carrol Evangeline and they share in the blessing of their two daughters.