Our Story


In the spring of 1997 a small group of people began meeting in homes seeking God’s will about starting a new church.  After much prayer, they felt led by the Lord to step out by faith and start Covenant Baptist Church. The name "Covenant" was chosen because the founding members made a covenant to love God, love people, and minister to those around them.

Covenant held its first Sunday morning service on June 8, 1997 in the Sullivan Building of Anderson College, now Anderson University. Fifty-four people attended and founding member Rick Smith shared the message. On July 20,1997, the church voted unanimously to call Steve Silvey as their first pastor.

After meeting at Anderson College for two months, the church moved to an old store building located at 601-D Pearman Dairy Road. The church began to fill up quickly, so, some walls were knocked out and an overflow room was set up.

As the church continued to grow, it was clear by the fall of 1998 that it was time to buy property and build a permanent home for the church. Though the church was a new start, and had few resources, the Lord faithfully provided the people and the money to make this dream a reality.

On April 18th, 1999, the church broke ground for their new facilities at 120 Centerville Road. With the help of Brotherhood Builders, church volunteers, and volunteer construction teams throughout the southeast the ten-thousand square foot church was built and occupied in January of 2000.

As the Lord continued to bless,  an early service was added to accommodate continued growth, and a five thousand square foot addition was added and dedicated to the Lord on November 24, 2002.
In the fall of 2007, the Lord opened up an incredible and unusual door of opportunity. As the church was out of space again, the Lord made it possible for Covenant Baptist Church and Northside Baptist Church to exchange church buildings.

On February 25th, 2007, Covenant Baptist Church held its first service at its present location at 4521 Liberty Highway. With this move the Lord blessed Covenant with thirty acres of land and 54,000 square feet of building space.

Today Covenant Baptist Church continues to grow.  As we continue to follow the Lord and give him all the credit, we believe THE BEST IS YET TO COME!

Our MIssion

Covenant exists to fulfill Jesus' Great Commission to make disciples. A disciple is a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ.

Our  VIsion

We long to be a church where people come to know and follow Jesus so they might experience the Eternal Life and Abundant Life which comes through accepting Jesus Christ as Savior and following Him as Lord.

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