Early Morning Worship
Sundays at 8:30 a.m.
Sundays at 9:45 a.m.
Sundays at 10:45 a.m.
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Covenant Bible Church
2168 Gastonia Highway
P.O. Box 654
Lincolnton, NC 28092
Our story is not a history of locations or buildings, but of people, whose hunger for God and changing lives reflect the fingerprint of God's presence.
During our first Sunday service, held August 26, 1984, 120 people gathered in the "upper room" of the Lincoln County Citizens Center to celebrate Jesus Christ. Many of those families are with us to this day.
The first government of our church fellowship was provided by twelve men who formed a temporary "Steering Committee". These men covered the infant church family in prayer and intercession.
By October 14, 1984 Covenant Bible Church met at S. Ray Lowder Elementary School for Bible study and worship. These were significant days of unity, strengthening, and fellowship.
Charles Brown preached his first sermon Sunday, November 18, 1984, and ten days later received a unanimous call to become our first pastor. Charles, Lynne, and their five children moved from Orlando, Florida to Lincolnton, North Carolina arriving December 28, 1984.
We quickly outgrew the elementary school and relocated in the historic First Baptist Church (Lincolnton's Cultural Center) in downtown Lincolnton. We enjoyed our days of spiritual formation as the Lord knit our hearts together in love and grounded us in His truth.
After understanding His plan for local church government, we ordained elders and later recognized deacons; each man was given a special area of service and responsibility. Our church family was taking shape.
Continued growth led us to our present location, nearly twenty acres on the Gastonia Highway leading into Lincolnton. We began construction on our first building (a Multi-Purpose Worship Center and Educational Space) by October 1987 and completed our second building (the Family Life Center) in 2001.
On April 30, 2006, Charles Brown retired and passed the mantle of Senior Pastorship to Mike Devine who had served the church as youth pastor from 1992-2004.
The story of Covenant Bible Church parallels God's Kingdom. What began in apparent insignificance is now becoming a visible, powerful army of people; His Church-the people of God!