PastorSteven Wright

Steven Wright grew up in Baltimore County, Maryland, and earned degrees at Wake Forest University and Westminster Theological Seminary in California. After seminary, Steven returned to Baltimore to help open and manage a Christian bookstore. He was active in ministries at Timonium Presbyterian Church and taught on the faculty of Chesapeake Theological Seminary.

Steven managed the bookstore at Reformed Theological Seminary from 1999 until he was called to serve as pastor of Bethel Presbyterian Church in Lake Charles, Louisiana in 2007. He was called to Covenant Presbyterian Church in 2015. He and his wife, Allegra, rejoice in being married and blessed with four children. In his free time, Steven enjoys spending time with his family, reading Wendell Berry books, and watching college basketball during March Madness.

Elders

Our form of church government is Presbyterian, which means our church is governed by elders. (Presbyterian come from the Greek word meaning “elder”.) An elder is a biblically qualified man who has been nominated, trained, examined, elected, and ordained to oversee the spiritual affairs of the church. He is a spiritual shepherd of the congregation. The Bible gives specific qualifications for those who fill this office (1 Timothy 3:1-7).

The following men are currently serving as elders at Covenant:

  • Seth Drown
  • John Matthews
  • Steve Vos

Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.

Acts 20:28

Deacons

Deacon comes from the Greek word for “servant.” A deacon is a biblically qualified man who has been nominated, trained, examined, elected, and ordained to lead the congregation in works of service and mercy. The Bible also gives specific qualifications for those who fill this office (1 Timothy 3:8-13).

The following men are currently serving as deacons at Covenant:

  • Sam Chhim
  • George DeMaagd
  • Dave Kuhl
  • Keith Posey

And let our people also learn to maintain good works, to meet urgent needs, that they may not be unfruitful.

Titus 3:14