About Us

About Us
About Us

Welcome home! Covenant began with a pastor and a dream in 1979. The fire that was started by B. Michael Watson continued to burn, and the church grew. When Dr. Hays McKay, Jr. was appointed to Covenant in 1998, however, the church had unprecedented growth, almost like a wildfire. Under Hays’ leadership, a contemporary service was launched (1999), a Christian Life Center was built (2004), and the church started worshipping in a new Sanctuary in 2009. In 2018, Covenant was listed as the 18th fasting growing church in United Methodism, and in 2019, Covenant was 9th on that list. On May 8, 2023, Covenant became a congregation in the Global Methodist Church. (More about this denomination is found here: www.globalmethodist.org)

Our church has a great mixture of ages, and we strive to introduce Jesus to ALL at ANY age. Our mission is to Pursue God, Unleash Compassion. We try to facilitate these in our small groups, children’s, and student ministry. But primarily, we challenge each person that calls Covenant home to seek God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and when you do that, you can’t help but to unleash compassion.

Thank you for your interest in Covenant. I hope you will join us for worship – either in person or online. And we would love to help facilitate your relationship with Jesus – in whatever way we can.

Blessings and Peace,

Rev. Kyle Gatlin
Senior Pastor

Our Beliefs

We believe in one living and true God, who has revealed Himself in three ways: as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, born of the virgin Mary, truly God and truly man, who for us and for our salvation came down from heaven. He atoned for the sins of all believers when He died on the cross. Three days later, God raised Him from the dead. Now He lives and reigns with God the Father and the Holy Spirit. We believe the only sure way of salvation is to confess one’s sin and to trust in Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord. We believe one day Jesus will return to earth in triumph. He will receive all believers into His eternal Kingdom and will judge the unrighteous.  We believe the Bible was inspired by God and contains all things necessary for salvation. When read under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, the Bible is our true rule and guide for faith and practice.

Meet Our Team