Legacy Ministry

Legacy Ministry exists to help Christians create an eternal legacy through the transfer of His financial resources in a manner that will be a blessing to family members, the community and to God’s kingdom. After all, our legacy will be defined by how we live for God and what we leave behind after we are gone.

Legacy Ministry services will enable you to be a faithful steward of the Lord’s resources by providing information, ideas and resource planning assistance.

You can contact Bob Crew, CFA, CFP™
Legacy Ministry Coordinator
by Email or through the church office at 316.688.4400 or directly at 316.250.3300.

Legacy Foundation accepts non-cash gifts and holds ministry endowment funds, ensuring that Central Christian's legacy of reaching the lost and broken in our community and world will continue until the Lord returns.

The Legacy Foundation facilitates charitable giving and ministry endowment development by effective and efficient: Professional management of ministry endowment funds. Acceptance and liquidation of complex gifts such as real estate, business interests, inventory and personal property.

Administration of deferred gifts such as Charitable Remainder Trusts, Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Lead Trusts. Gifts of cash, liquid securities or complex assets may be directed to any of the following ministry endowment funds or for current ministry needs:

  1. Local Ministries
  2. His Helping Hands
  3. Capital Improvements
  4. Missions
  5. Central Christian Academy

Legacy Foundation oversight is provided by the Executive Committee of the Board of Elders.

For more information on giving complex, non-cash assets, click here.

Legacy Builders include anyone who has made a current contribution to one of the Legacy Foundation ministry endowment funds or has committed to a deferred gift to the Legacy Foundation. So, how can I become a Legacy Builder?

  1. Make a current gift to one of the Legacy Foundation ministry endowment funds.
  2. Amend your estate plan to include a bequest to the Legacy Foundation.
  3. Include the Legacy Foundation as a beneficiary of a retirement plan account or life insurance policy.
  4. Name the Legacy Foundation as the beneficiary of a Remainder Trust, Gift Annuity, Lead Trust or Life Estate Agreement.

Please notify us if you have made a deferred gift to the Legacy Foundation, we would like to say thank you. However, if you prefer to remain anonymous, we will respect your desire.

Legacy Planning

Workshops, web resources, topical brochures and one-on-one personal assistance all provided free of charge, without obligation and no products or services are sold.

Legacy Ministry provides these resources to help you make biblically based and Spirit-led stewardship decisions for the benefit of your family and His Kingdom.


Personal Assistance

From basic questions about completing or updating your estate plan to complex matters involving family gifting, charitable gifts of non-cash assets, charitable trusts, lead trusts, endowments and gift annuities, Legacy Ministry can help you evaluate your planning options and create a lasting legacy that honors God with the wise distribution of His resources.

Contact Bob Crew for more information about Personal Assistance.


Professional Advisors

Central Christian is blessed with many talented individuals who are professionals in the legal, tax and financial/investment professions.

If your needs and planning evolve to the point where you would like advice or help with implementation from someone in these areas of practice then our Professional Advisors Directory may be of interest to you. It is a “yellow pages” of Central Christian members who are professional advisors in these fields.

Please note that these advisors do charge for their services, although some offer discounts to Central Christian members. To view the Advisors directory, click the TAB AT THE TOP or DOWNLOAD the Directory.

Legacy Workshops

Each Spring and Fall. informational and educational workshops are presented on a variety of topics. The workshops are very informative and have been very well received are presented in an informal setting so you can feel free to ask questions.

Legacy Workshops:

Wills & Trusts In Plain English
4 Opportunities to Attend
All Workshops take place in the Chapel


Let us know if you would like to be informed about future Legacy Workshops.


What will you learn?
  1. Get a practical and understandable review of basic wills and revocable trusts in language you can understand.
  2. Studies show that 60% or more of Americans die without a valid will.
  3. Most people don’t have a will or trust because they are intimidated by the process.
    This workshop will help provide understanding.
  4. Perhaps you don’t understand what you already have – this workshop will help.
  5. You will learn that God cares about your estate plan and the Bible gives us guidance for our planning decisions.
  6. Lots of time will be made available for questions and answers.
  7. If you simply want to discuss your personal planning questions and concerns this time is available to you.

RSVP to Sue Crafton for appointment times.
No products or services are sold.

Legacy Ministry provides these services to Central Christian members free of charge.


Personal Assistance

From basic questions about completing or updating your estate plan to complex matters involving family gifting, charitable gifts of non-cash assets, charitable trusts, lead trusts, endowments and gift annuities, Legacy Ministry can help you evaluate your planning options and create a lasting legacy that honors God with the wise distribution of His resources.

Contact Bob Crew for more information about Personal Assistance.

Mitchell Caddell
CPA Advisory Service Provided: Tax, Accounting, Estate Planning, Financial | Investment, Trust Services

Contact me at: BKD LLP
1551 N. Waterfront Parkway
Suite 300, 
Wichita, KS
Phone: 316.265.2811
Fax: 316.265.9405
                                        Email

My professional practice: My area of practice consists of Federal and state tax compliance and consulting services for individuals, trusts and estates.

Estate plans, investment management and individual personal wealth planning services are available from BKD Welath Advisors, our SEC registered investment advisory firm.


Robert W. Decker
Hiebert and Decker | CPA'S CHARTERED

Contact me at: 200 W. Douglas,
Ste. 820
Wichita, KS 67202-3008
Office Phone: 316.264.6111
Home Phone: 316.683.5064
Fax: 316.264.9544
Email

Advisory Service Provided: Tax, Accounting, Estate Planning, Financial | Investment, Trust Services 

My professional practice: Hiebert and Decker is a growing local firm with clients located in many states. When you work with us, you'll receive a high level of personal service and benefit from a well-balanced practice that can meet all of your accounting, tax and consulting needs.

Your accounting needs are served by two owner's with over 65 years of combined experience in public accounting and a dedicated and responsive staff. We are experienced in a wide range of services for individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, trusts and estates.

Here is a short list of the types of services we offer to our clients:

  1. Tax planning and tax return preparation Business and management advisory services
  2. QuickBooks and other computer advisory services Financial statement services ( including compilatons and reviews)
  3. Audits of financial statements (incuding A-133 audits for non-profit organizations)
  4. Financial and estate planning services for individuals

We provide discounts to clients that originate from the Legacy Ministry of Central Christian.


Greg C. Greer 
Financial Advisor Series 7, Series 66 License, Life & Health Insurance Licenses Advisory Service Provided: Financial | Investment Management, Adivsory Fee Based Services

Contact me at: Cetera Advisors / Multifinancial Securities
8100 E. 22nd Street North
Bldg. 2300-3
Wichita KS 67226
Phone: 316.269.1115
Email

My professional practice: We offer investment management and retirement planning services.

Our firm specializes in traditional and fee-based portfolio management and reviews. We utilize a variety of investment strategies to help you achieve your retirement income needs and goals. There is no charge for the initial consultation, or to give second opinions on your current financial situation.

My Christian testimony: We have been members of Central Christian Church for quite a few years and both of our children attend Central Christian Academy. Both myself and my family acknowledge God as “Lord” of our lives and we try to honor him in all our ways – both at work and at home.


Cathleen A. Gulledge
MBA | CPA | JD | LLM Taxation Advisory Service Provided: Estate Planning, Trust Services

Contact me at: 310 W. Central Ave.
Suite 108
Wichita, KS 67202-1003 
Phone: 316.265.2227
Fax: 316.265.2424
Email

My professional practice: Law practice specializing in estate planning, probate, adoption, and elder care. My Christian testimony: The Lord has given me the talents and knowledge of my expertise. In my practice I endeavor to help persons plan for their own needs and to care for other family members while giving God the glory for the gifts and rewards of my capacity.


Brent Mitchell
Attorney Advisory Service Provided: Tax | Estate Planning

Contact me at: Martin Pringle
100 N. Broadway
Ste. 500
Wichita, KS 67202
Phone: 316.265.9311
Fax: 316.265.2955 
Email

My professional practice: My practice focuses on estate and business succession planning, probate and trust administration, tax and charitable planning, and business and corporate transactions.

I specialize in assisting individuals, families and businesses in developing an estate and succession plan that addresses each client's unique circumstances and objectives in the welath transfer and preservation process.

We provide a dicount to clients who originate from the Legacy Ministry of Central Christian.


Marvin W. Nye
Senior Partner – Peterson, Peterson & Goss, L.C. Advisory Service Provided: Tax Accounting, Estate Planning, Financial | Investement, Trust Services 

Contact me at: 417 N. Topeka
Wichita, KS 67202
Phone: 316.262.8371
Fax: 316.262.5369 
Email

My professional practice: Peterson, Peterson & Goss, L.C. is a full service CPA firm that has been in business since 1950, providing services in auditing, accounting, tax, tax planning, business valuations, data processing for individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts, estates and non-profit organizations.


Larry G. Staton
Series 7 License, Series 66 License, Life and Health Insurance Licenses Advisory Service Provided: Financial | Investement, Trust Services

Contact me at: Cornerstone Financial LLC 13111 East 21st Street N.
Wichita, KS 67230
Phone: 316.630.0670
Fax: 316.425.5815
Email

My professional practice: With over 20 years of experience as a financial consultant developing financial plans and specializing in asset allocation models for his clients, Larry brings a wide and varied perspective.

He is a graduate of Wichita State University with a bachelor’s in business administration. He holds a Masters of Divinity Degree from Gordon-Conwell, South Hamilton, Massachusetts.

Larry’s clients look to him for retirement planning, IRA Rollovers, educational funding, mutual funds, asset management and estate planning. He serves on the advisory board for Campus Ministry Network, is a member of the Wichita State University Varsity Club and an active participant in the National Masters Track & Field program.

We provide a discount to clients who originate from the Legacy Ministry of Central Christian.

My Christian testimony: It is a joy to work with people as they plan for their future needs and strive to walk out faithfulness to the Lord in stewardship. I accepted Christ at the age of 10, walked my own way for while in college and, by God’s grace, found focus spiritually when I re-dedicated my life to Christ at age 24.

I have had the privilege of serving the Lord through pastoral ministry and through helping people with their financial needs.


Dustin Jackson
Financial Advisor Series 7 License, Series 66 License, Life and Health Insurance Licenses Advisory Service Provided: Retirement Plannin, Investment Management, Advisory Fee Based Services

Contact me at: 100 E. English Wichita, KS 67202
Phone: 316.291.5656
Email



My professional practice: I have a bachelors degree in education and spent ten years as a teacher and coach. I became a financial advisor in 2004 and have used my teaching experience to educate my clients on their investments.

I believe knowledge and understanding are the foundation of a successful financial future. I specialize in investment management, estate plannning, retirement income and planning services that are based on your goals and concerns.

I offer free, no obligation consultations and second opinions.

My Christian testimony: My wife and I were both raised as Christians and have been members of Central Christian since 2007. We have a strong faith and belief that God is in charge of our lives and we surrender all to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Our legacy will be defined by how we live for God and what we leave behind after we are gone. Legacy Ministry exists to help Christians create an eternal legacy through the transfer of His financial resources in a manner that will be a blessing to family members, the community and to God’s kingdom. Legacy Ministry services will enable you to be a faithful steward of the Lord’s resources by providing information, ideas and resource planning assistance.