Central Commons

Preserving a church for community, connection, and Christ

Welcome to Central Commons

Central Commons Church is a new non-profit that exists to equip the next generation of church leaders and prepare the way for the next wave of church plants. Led by Blake Schwarz and The Pegasus Institute, Central Commons is raising funds to purchase the Central Christian Church property, which currently serves hundreds of people from all walks of life who are already gathering on a church campus looking for community and care each week.

This campus currently serves hundreds of people from all walks of life, and we believe it is the ideal place to equip and send the next generation of church leaders.

We need to raise a minimum of $3 million by June 15 to preserve this legacy and continue the work of Central. If we cannot raise the necessary funds, the property will be sold to another party.

“…extending community while incubating the next generation of churches”

More Details

New Churches
  • Berean Ethiopian Evangelicals Fellowship
  • The Gathering
  • Dog Park Worship
  • St. Luke’s Medical District
Tenants Driving Campus Traffic
  • Connecting Point Park Cities
  • 12-Step Groups
  • Dallas Contemporary Conservatory
  • Dog Park
  • Co-working

Additionally there are ongoing conversations with two other church planters who want to use this campus.

All these efforts generate revenue and will allow Central Commons to operate in a self-sustaining way. The diverse and consistent traffic makes this campus an ideal place to prepare the next generation of church leaders.

The Property
  • 34,000 square feet
  • 4.2 acres
  • Sanctuary, Chapel, Fellowship Hall
  • Shared classroom and office space
  • Commercial kitchen and common room


4711 Westside Dr. | Dallas, TX 75209


We seek to honor the legacy of the congregation of Central Christian Church (c 1863) by extending its amazing work of gathering people from around North Texas, working as partners to experience and offer transformation to all who would come. 

This campus currently serves hundreds of people from all walks of life who long for a safe place of welcome. From creatives making art and music to multiple church communities gathering for worship, from schools serving people of all abilities to recovery groups seeking restoration, and from wellness practitioners to social entrepreneurs, Central Commons provides a place for the community to gather.

ALL of this is happening ON THE SAME CAMPUS, AT THE SAME TIME, where amazing folks cross paths, interact, and learn from and with each other, thereby giving a glimpse of heaven on earth.


Blake Schwarz
Director of Faith and Work
Park Cities Presbyterian Church

Director of The Pegasus Institute
thepegasusinstitute.com | blakeschwarz@gmail.com

Project Advisors

Shannon Cagnina
Family Office General Counsel

Scott Rohrman
Real Estate Investments
42 Real Estate

Tyson Woods
Central Christian Church

Pete Flowers
Real Estate Investments
Dollar-Flowers Realty Partners

Vontril McLemore
Senior Activity Engager
The Gathering

Rick Owens
Senior Director of Missions & Church Planting
Park Cities Presbyterian Church

Dennis Roossien
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.

Peter Tippen
Real Estate Investments
Ironwood Realty Partners

James Madden
Campus Minister
Reformed University Fellowship at SMU