Who We Are
Covenant Presbyterian Church is a dynamic Christian community that gladly invites all people into a transformational experience of faith; boldly proclaims the gospel, bravely works toward a whole and just world, and passionately nurtures discipleship.
Covenant Presbyterian began with communities coming together.
More than 60 years ago, two of Charlotte's most prominent churches found themselves with a similar problem - they had outgrown their facilities. Second Presbyterian Church had formed in 1873 on North Tryon Street. Westminster Presbyterian Church was founded in 1897 as Dilworth's first church.
On June 22, 1947, the congregations decided to unite and build one church on Morehead Street, where Westminster had been looking for resources to build a new sanctuary. Four years later, the two congregations formed one – 3,000 members worshipping in Covenant Presbyterian’s new Education and Fellowship Hall buildings. On December 20, 1953, senior minister Warner Hall welcomed members to their beautiful English Gothic sanctuary, with magnificent stained glass windows and a steeple that soon would become a Charlotte landmark.
That steeple and more importantly, these people, now welcome neighbors from across our city and surrounding counties, but we maintain a neighborhood intimacy and vibrant spirit the way we always have, inviting all people into our community of faith. For more about the Presbyterian Church (USA), visit http://www.pcusa.org.
Podcast: Senior Minister Bob Henderson
Click here to listen to Bob Henderson in conversation with Mark Peres, host of the podcast On Life and Meaning.
Bob explains what makes a Presbyterian church a Presbyterian church.
He identifies the core principles of Presbyterianism, including the priesthood of all believers, that God alone is lord of the conscious, and faith in public life.
He answers what it means to be a confessional church.
He discusses whether and how minority views are protected and honored in the Presbyterian church.