Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church exists for believers to gather together each week to praise and glorify God with simple, reverent worship. We began in 1998 and were organized as a new and separate congregation in 2004. Pastor Scott Willet has served our congregation since 2016.
We believe that men, women, and children need to learn what the Bible teaches (2 Timothy 4:2). That’s why we focus on expository preaching that mines the depth of the biblical texts.
We believe that worship is meant to praise God for his salvation, not provide entertainment (Hebrews 12:28-29). That’s why we worship simply and reverently with the singing of hymns/Psalms.
We believe that churches should be led by faithful shepherds who lead by example (1 Peter 5:14). That’s why we’re led by a group of qualified men together with the pastor.
We believe that pastors ought to know their congregation and provide them with personal shepherding (Acts 20:17-24). That’s why our pastor is committed to providing personal, pastoral care offered with compassionate accessibility.
What We believe
As a member of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, we hold to the Westminster Confession of Faith along with the Westminster Shorter & Larger Catechisms as our doctrinal standards. We hold to a presbyterian form of church government, which means our congregation is governed by elected representatives and we are held accountable for our actions and teachings by submitting to the oversight of our regional presbytery and national General Assembly.
About the OPC
The Orthodox Presbyterian Church was founded on June 11, 1936 in response to the apostacy of the mainline Presbyterian Church in the USA. Mainline Presbyterianism had embraced theological liberalism by rejecting the inspiration and authority of Scripture, the virgin birth of Christ, and substitutionary atonement. As a result, after an unsuccessful fight to defend the authority of Scripture in mainline Presbyterianism, J. Gresham Machen spearheaded the formation of the OPC. The goal was to maintain a “true Presbyterian church” that stood strong upon the authority of Scripture and didn’t sacrifice biblical truths for cultural acceptance.
In nearly nine decades since its founding, the OPC has slowly grown to over 30,000 members in over 300 churches throughout the United States and Canada. It has been vigorous in its defense and propagation of the historic Reformed faith as expressed in the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms. The church’s efforts in worldwide outreach are conducted largely through three denominational standing committees: foreign missions, home missions and church extension, and Christian education. The OPC recognizes other churches of like faith and practice.
More information about the history of the OPC can be found in the booklet, What is the OPC?