The History of a People

Covenant PresbyterianCovenant Presbyterian Church was organized March 27, 1929 as a congregation in the United Presbyterian Church of North America. The original sanctuary was opened in 1935 having been built largely by volunteer effort. Steady growth made additional space necessary and a Sunday School annex was built in the early 1950s.

Pastor John Eastwood came to Covenant in 1953 and the congregation grew significantly over the next two decades. A vibrant Christian Education ministry and a strong emphasis on missions marked the church and it gained a reputation of being a friendly-loving church in the community. Pastor Eastwood died February 2007. He is most lovingly remembered and his ministry was blessed throughout our area, nation, and the mission field. Pastor E. Crowell Cooley came as Assistant Pastor in 1985 and became Senior Pastor the following year when Pastor Eastwood retired. Pastor Alan Lutz followed Pastor Cooley in 1995 and served as the Senior Pastor until 2002. Pastor Jim Thomson has served since.

Covenant enjoys a rich history of nearly eighty years and has a respected presence in the community. Our leadership combines the wisdom of years with the commitment and vision of younger families who face the challenge of ministering to a changing culture and society. Our goal, like that of the PCA at its foundation, is to be “loyal to the Scripture, faithful to the Reformed faith, and obedient to the Great Commission.” The Lord Jesus Christ’s purpose is to build His church according to His Covenant promise, “I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”

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