Our Pastors

Hays McKay

Senior Pastor

Hays McKay has been at Covenant for over 20 years. The church has experienced growth with over 1600 attending services. Hays has a deep passion for people coming to Christ and living out their lives calling in the world. Covenant is recognized as one of the top 20 churches in the United Methodist church in growth. Hays and his wife, Mara, have a daughter, Lindsey, their son-in-law, Quinton, a son, Trey, and one granddaughter, Lilly Grant.

Kyle Gatlin

Associate Pastor

Kyle came to Covenant in 1999 after serving as Pastor of churches in Blountstown, Florida and Montgomery, AL.  He has been married to Deandra for 29 years.  They have a daughter, Jordan, that lives in Auburn and works as Veterinary Technician, and a son, Sterling, and his wife, the former Amy Brooks – and they have 2 boys – Brooks and Wells. Kyle is responsible for Congregational care and teaching. In his off time, Kyle is a football/baseball official with AHSAA and feeds two horses most every morning.