Who We Are

Who We Are

Covenant Presbyterian Church

The name of our church is Covenant. It is not a word we hear often these days. The Bible uses it frequently to describe the relationship that God establishes with us through his Son, Jesus Christ. This is the most important relationship a person can have, for in this relationship God promises, “I will be their God and they will be my people” (Jeremiah 31:33).

We are Orthodox in the sense that we believe faith and practice should always come from the clear and straight teaching of God’s Word. We are Presbyterian in that we believe Scripture teaches that leadership in the Church is not given to a single person but to a group of men called presbyters and elders who shepherd the church under the authority of Christ. We are a Church because this biblical word describes those who have been called by God’s grace out of the world to worship Him.

Our Distinctives

An Evangelical Church

As a church, we firmly believe that the Bible is God’s inspired Word and that salvation is by God’s grace alone through Christ alone and must be received by faith alone.

A Reformed Church

We hold to the historic faith as it is expressed in the Westminster Confession of Faith.  We believe that this confession is the best summary and expression of what the Bible teaches.  One of the keynotes of Reformed theology is the sovereignty of God in creation, providence, and redemption.  Another keynote is the primacy of God’s grace in salvation.

A Presbyterian Church

The name Presbyterian refers to our form of church government.  We believe Scripture teaches that the congregation is to be led by elders who have been spiritually gifted by God and chosen by the members of the church (Eph 4:11; 1 Tim 3:5, 10; 5:22; Acts 6:1-6).

A Church of the OPC

We are a member church of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, because we believe that local congregations are to be connected and accountable to one another (Acts 15).  We participate fully in the regional church (the presbytery) and in the general assembly of the OPC.