Our Pastor:

Pastor Alfred N. Young Jr. is a graduate of Union Baptist Seminary of New Orleans, Louisiana and is the Founding Pastor of Covenant Church. He is married to Marie Young and has six children. He is a national speaker, trainer, workshop leader and certified Biblical Counselor.
As a community leader in Covington, Pastor Young established Upward Community Services, which provides a ministry to kids, youth, families in crisis, and people with addictive disorders. He is committed to helping and preparing people for the times in which we live, now and in eternity because people matter to God. 

Our Story:

Pastor Alfred Young planted Covenant Church with a simple goal – to help people change their lives. With the help of a handful of faithful people committed to seeing this dream become a reality, Covenant Church was founded December 19, 2002. Covenant Church is a multicultural church that reflects what heaven will look. We have an emphasis on training and developing men and building strong biblical families. Pastor Young’s vision was driven by investing in men for the purpose of building strong biblical families

Our Vision:

Covenant Church Exists to Change Lives. All are welcome, because no one is perfect and anything is possible!

Our Statement of Faith:

About God
God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. Genesis 1:1, 26, 27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19.
About Man
Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like him in character. He is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is married by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates man from God. Gen. 1:27; Psalm 8:36; Isaiah 53:6; Roman 3:23; Isaiah 59;1, 2.
About Eternity
Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence.
About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14;10-30; Hebrews 4:14, 15; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 1:3, 4; Acts 1:9-11
About Salvation
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works-only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
About Eternal Life                                                                                               
Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrew 7:25; 10:10, 14
About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power of living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under his control daily. 2 Corinthians 3:17;  John 16:7-13, 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8,1 Corinthians 2:12
About the Bible
The Bible is God’s word to all men. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error. 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160 
About Baptism
Baptism by immersion symbolizes the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus and is your public declaration that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. Baptism does not save you, but shows the world that you have already been saved. And while baptism is not required for salvation, it is a biblical command and demonstrates your love and obedience to Christ. Colossians 2:12; Acts 2:41; Ephesians 2:8-9; Matthew 28:19-20
About Communion
Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is an ordinance given to all believers by Jesus Christ to remember his sacrifice for us and to symbolize the new covenant. The elements of bread and wine or juice are symbols of Christ’s broken body and shed blood. Communion is not a means of salvation. Rather, it is a testament of a believer’s faith in the atoning work of the cross. Matthew 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:19:20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29 John 3:16; John 2:25 
If you have any questions about Covenant Church, want to sign up for an event or bible study. See one of the friendly “Ask Me” leaders in the church lobby. They would be happy to assist you!